Six Of The World’s Strangest Plants

Published December 26, 2011
Updated December 19, 2017

Bear’s Head Tooth Mushroom

Bears Head Tooth Mushroom

Though they appear to be dangling worms, this is actually an enormous, edible white mushroom. They can also grow branches and are said to be helpful in fighting cancer, stimulating nerve growth, and helping kill roundworms.

Bears Head Tooth

Bears Head Tooth Strangest Plants

Strangest Plants: Wolffia Angusta

Watermeal Strange Asian Plant

Also known as watermeal, Wolffia Angusta is a plant native to Asia that included in cooking. The plant is one of the smallest in the world and has no roots. Instead, it grows in depressions in the water’s surface.

Strangest Plants Watermeal

The World’s Strangest Plants: Victoria Amazonica

Victoria Amazonica World's Strangest Plants

The Victoria Amazonica plant is the largest water lily in existence and has the strength of a stepping-stone. The root is more than 26 feet long and the leaves and flowers can reach up to be 10 feet in diameter. The plant even changes colors: it is white while blooming on the first night, and the next day turns pink. The plant was named in honor of Queen Victoria.

Victoria Amazonica Gigantic Water Lily


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Mamta Bhatt
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John Kuroski
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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Bhatt, Mamta. "Six Of The World’s Strangest Plants." AllThatsInteresting.com, December 26, 2011, https://allthatsinteresting.com/worlds-strangest-plants. Accessed May 23, 2024.