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Old 08-23-2010, 05:33 AM
 
Location: rain city
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Top 10 ugly plants - Telegraph

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Old 08-23-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I saw and smelled the corpse plant at the Atlanta Botanical Garden a few years ago. It truly was horrible.
On the other hand, I like the monkey cups. pretty colors.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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The corpse plant was pretty repulsive. The other ones were not -- love the birthwort; it looks a little like a morning glory.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Thanks for sharing, great pictures!
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Some way cool plants, azoria! I actually thought most of them were fairly attractive. The corpse plant and stinky squid (did I remember that one correctly?) are definitely ugly.

I've got a plant in my yard that is beautiful during the morning hours when it is in bloom, but when noontime comes and the flowers close, the plant looks very ugly. It's a spiderwort. I've got two of them, and love them - but only until the witching hour of noon!
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I see nothing ugly about any of nature's architecturally and/or abstract plants. They are all here for a purpose.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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Bastard cobas ,Birthworts ,Elephant's trunk are most ugly plant as i know...you can find on the internet.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I think the corpse plant would get my vote and that smell Omg !!! Like rotting flesh oh no I would vomit if I had to smell that at any time !! Yes okay I have a very touchy stomach and if I eat anything or smell anything out of the ordinary Im done .
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I see nothing ugly about any of nature's architecturally and/or abstract plants. They are all here for a purpose.
That was my thought, too, nitram. I thought all of them were interesting and attractive. To me, an "ugly" plant would be iris after it blooms and the leaves all wither to the ground. Nothing attractive about an iris after it reaches that stage.
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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There is birthwort growing wild around my neighborhood, in the Hawaii rainforest. It climbs up to 80' & has foot-long showy pink and purple flowers. Unfortunately they smell like dead mice and attract hoards of flies.
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