The Earth is a weird, weird place and there are some weird, weird organisms living on it. Just take a look at these members of the plant and fungal kingdoms, which sometimes look like something dreamed up for a Dungeons & Dragons campaign.
Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula simia), lives on the side of mountains in southeastern Ecuador, Colombia and Peru
Common sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), a carnivorous plantlives in Norhern Europe, North America, Korea, Japan and New Guinea
The dried snapdragon seed pods, looks like tiny skulls. These were believed to protect against curses, witchcraft and sorcery
Rafflesia arnoldii, the largest individual flower on Earth, lives in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. This rare plant is also known as corpse flower because of its odor of decaying flesh. It could grow to a diameter of 3 ft (1 m), and lives as a parasite on the Tetrastigma vine.
The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula), the well-known carnivorous plant of the East Coast of the United States
The Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana major), lives in Australia, resembling a duck in flight.
Mimosa pudica, also known as sleepy plant, a herb which folds its compound leaves for a few minutes when touched or shaken.
Bear’s Head Tooth fungus (Hericium americanum), an edible wild mushroom species, lives in North America
The Bleeding Tooth fungus (Hydnellum peckii), looks like a used chewing gum after visiting the dentist. It can be found in North America and Europe, but also lives in Iran and Korea, as well. The fungus can “bleed” a bright red fluid.
Hot Lips Plant (Psychotria elata), a tree that lives in the rainforests of Central and South America.
The Octopus Stinkhorn (Lysurus archeri, Anthurus archeri, Clathrus archeri or Pseudocolus archeri), a fungus indigenous to Tasmania and Australia, but also lives in Asia, Europe and North America. It has four to seven arms which are erupting from a suberumpent egg.