World’s Largest Plants Up Close and Personal



Image: E. S. Ross

Can you guess which plant this is?

Remember the guess-what games where you see close-ups of everyday objects and you have to guess what it is? Well, this is one of those. But because we’re not talking about everyday objects, we’ll give you a few clues. We’re only talking about plants. Think smelly (for some) and large (for all). Oh, and the picture above does not show the inside of a mouth. Any ideas? Read on for astonishing insights into the plant world.


Image: Troy Davis

This is an inside view from the same plant into the outside world. The plant was not dissected or otherwise harmed; the snap was taken with a micro camera. Looks like a plant cocoon, doesn’t it?

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