Venus’ flytraps, native to North and South Carolina, catch and eat bugs and spiders. It takes approximately ten days for these hungry plants to digest their prey, and then they reopen their dangerous trap.
African baobab trees can live to be 3,000 years old. When hollowed out, these gigantic trees have been known to house shops, prisons, and bus shelters.
Corpse flowers, native to the Borneo rainforest, bloom only a few times during their 40-year lifetime and smell like dead animals during their first eight hours in bloom.
Banyan trees, originally from India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, begin life as harmless seeds on host trees (or buildings). Gradually, banyan tree roots completely envelop their hosts, which rot away underneath. The banyan tree, with a web of roots instead of a trunk, remains.