Tag : Stapelia gigantea

Attracting Flies

Attracting Flies

As Halloween approaches, it seemed only fitting to talk about a plant that is gross, but awesome at the same time. It smells like rotting flesh and attracts flies. Pretty disgusting, right? Yet, at the same time, pretty clever. Smell like rotting flesh, attract flies, and get pollinated. That is the

Continue reading

Scary Plants

Scary Plants

Today is Halloween so I decided to mention a few plants that have names that conjure up thoughts of evil or actually are kind of evil. The first one is the carrion flower or Stapelia gigantea. Its flowers actually smell like carrion or dead flesh, thus attracting its pollinator, the

Continue reading