Have you ever given a thought to the varieties of numerous plants that grow around the world? These plants van be categorized from being the most beautiful ones to the most interesting ones. Here’s a list of the top 10 most interesting plants around the world:
Monkey Puzzle Tree, Butchart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
This evergreen tree is very strange in the sense that it is open-branched and is ultra-spiked. The life span of the tree is 1,000 years. The tree produces gigantic cones that can weigh up to five kilograms each.
General Sherman, Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States
With a diameter of 36.5 feet, and a height of 275 feet, General Sherman is a Giant Sequoia tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States. The tree is believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
Giant Douglas-Fir, Cathedral Grove, in MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, B.C.
The Giant Douglas symbolizes Canadian patriotism. A certain feeling of inspiration and respect comes to everyone who visit this tree. The tree is however susceptible by age, environmental conditions and logging.
Pitcher plants, Nurseries and Botanical gardens all over the world
These carnivorous plants are found in nurseries around the world. They have a deep cavity filled with a liquid. After an insect enters this cavity, it cannot climb back and the plant feeds on this trapped prey. Naturally, they grow in US, Australia and Indian subcontinent.
Venus Flytrap, Found All Over the world in various nurseries and botanical gardens
The Venus Flytrap, is a carnivorous plant that catches and digests insects. Its trapping structure somewhat looks like a molusc and it stays open inviting the insects to crawl into it. Once the insect enters it, the trap closes. These plants grow naturally in various swamps all across America
Methuselah, Found in the White Mountains of California
Methuselah is a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva). It is the oldest known living individual tree in the world around 4,840 years old.
Rafflesia is found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines
Rafflesia plants have no stems, leaves or true roots but bears the world's largest flowers, which are over 100 centimetres (39 in) in diameter, weighs up to 10 kilograms (22 lb) and smells like rotten flesh. It is found in southeastern Asia, on the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, and the Philippines.
Flowering Victoria Waterlily, Kew Gardens, London, or New York Botanical Garden
The individual pads of this giant Victorian water lily measure more than two meters in diameter. The individual pads can support 45 kilograms and the plant produces 50 leaves each that are up to 3 meters in diameter, on a stalk that is 7 to 8 meters in length. They are native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin
The Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya, India
The most iconic tree in the world - the Bodhi Tree is a large Fig tree located in Bodh Gaya, India. Under this tree, Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism achieved enlightenment and became Buddha. This sacred fig tree is a direct descendant of the original specimen and is one of the most popular destinations for Buddhists from all over the world.
Banyan tree or Strangler Fig, Calcutta Botanic Garden, India, or in Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America
The aerial roots of the famous banyan tree are like antique pillars and have strong trunks and limbs. The surface roots crawl and jerk like an octopus and the figs often spread four acres. This type of tree can often resemble your nightmare.