The flowers are the most beautiful thing on this earth. They are a symbol of love for their beauty and for their fragrance. They can easily attract any human being towards them. Flowers are also a good option to gift your loved ones.
With their beautiful fragrance they can add freshness in the air and in the life of everyone. But all flowers are not smell so good. There are also some flowers on this earth that smells so badly. In this article, I am sharing some of the worst smelling flowers in this world.
Here are the top 8 Foul Smelling Flowers In The World
8. Western skunk cabbage
This flower is also known as swamp lantern, yellow skunk cabbage and American skunk cabbage. This plant is mostly found in the wetlands and on the side of the river. It is mostly found in the pacific northwest areas of wetland. It grows in the Alaska, Washington, Montana, California and other regions. This plant belongs to the family of arum. This flower produces the skunky smell and therefore it is named as the skunk cabbage. This flower bloom in the season of spring and winter. It is basically a rod shaped flower. The color of this flower is bright yellow. This flower can grow up to the height of 40 cm. Its skunky odor many flies.
7. Eastern Skunk Cabbage
This flower is famous for its name as Skunk Cabbage and also by its name as clumpfoot and meadow cabbage. This plant is a low growing flowering plant. This plant grows in the wetlands or in swampy in Asia and in North America. The flower of this plant bloom in spring season. The shell part of this plant grows before the leaves come out of the ground. The color of this plant is brownish purple. This flower can grow up to the length of 4 to 6 inches. The odor of this flower is very unpleasant and as it is also very strong it can attract many bees and flies. This flower grows in the wetland soil. It is mostly found in the North America. This plant can internally generate heat. This plant is used in the treatment of asthma and cough related problems.
6. Stapelia Gigantea
This flower belongs to the family of Apocynaceae and subfamily of Asclepiadoideae. This plant is mostly found in the south east Africa. This plant can grow up to the height of 20 cm. The stem of this plant is around 3 cm. It has erect and green color stem. The flower of this plant can grow in summer. The flower can grow with a diameter of 20 cm. The shape of the flower is star with 5 large petals. The color of the flower is yellow and red and silky textured. The hair of this flower is 8mm in length. This flower attracts the flies with its odor of rotting flesh. The flower has a very foul odor like a dead carcass. This plant is also known as Zulu giant.
5. Dragon Arum
This plant belongs to the family of Araceae and it is a subfamily of Aroideae. This plant has a large purple color spathe and spadix. The odor of this flower is very unpleasant. It is like rotting meat. Its odor attracts many flies. The leaves of this plant are very large and have veins with occasional cream. This plant is found in the north Europe and America. This plant can grow fully in the presence of sunlight. It can tolerate only small shade. This plant can grow up to the height of 1 meter. The flower on this plant appears at the end of spring season. The flower of this plant is very large and have maroon and purple in color. Due to its rotting meat odor, it attracts many pollinating insects.
4. Bulbophyllum Phalaenopsis
This flower belongs to the family of Orchidaceae and subfamily of Epidendroideae. Its genus is Bulbophyllum. The odor of this flower is like rotting meat. Its odor attracts many flies, which helps it to pollinate. It is one of the worst smelling flowers. This flower is mostly found in the New Guinea island. On this earth, it is one of the largest orchid. This flower bloom around a year. The flowers of this plant are hairy and are of red and pink in color. The flowers of this plant grow in clusters. Due to the long leaves of this flower, the odor is very unpleasant. The length of this plant is around 4 feet.
3. Hydnora Africana
This plant belongs to the family of Hydnoraceae. This plant is an achlorophyllous. This plant is found in south Africa. This plant grows under the ground and flower grows above the ground. The pollinators, dung and carrion beetles attract towards this flower by its odor. The Osmophores are responsible for generating the smell. It is a white color area present inside the surface of tepals and it is also spongy in nature. It also has ability to change its color to gray. This flower is also known as Jackal food and its appearance is like female genitalia. Its smell is very strong and unpleasant in nature. It is also said that its odor is made up of a combination of dimethyl disulfide and trisulfide. The type of this odor is mostly found in the area of dead horses.
2. Rafflesia arnoldii
On this earth, this flower is famous for producing largest single flower. This flower belongs to the genus Rafflesia family of flowers. This flower has a very strong odor. This flower is known by his nickname as Corpse flower. The odor of this flower is like decaying flesh, which is very horrible. This flower is mostly found in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo. There is no root and leaf on this plant. This flower is 1 meter in diameter. The weight of this flower is 11 kg. This flower does not have chlorophyll and so it does not perform any process of photosynthesis.
1. Titan Arum
This flower is also known by his name as Amorphophallus titanium. It is one of the largest unbranched inflorescence flower plants in the world. Its odor is like rotting animal. As this flower opens, it releases a powerful odor. This order attracts the insects and pollinators. In the evening time, this order increases. Due to its worst smell this flower is known as corpse plant. This flower odor is like rotting meat, which is very strong and horrible. This flower bloom only for 2 or 3 days and then come back after a few years. The height of this flower is about 3 meters. The odor of this flower lasts for 12 hours. This flower has a long spike and large bract. The odor of this flower attracts many pollinators. It is one of the massive and smelly flower.
Flowers are the lovely part of the nature. They make the nature look beautiful and colourful. The odor of the flower attracts many pollinators of the nature. Every pollinator is not attracted by the sweet odor. There are many pollinators, who likes worst order. The above list is the worst smelling flowers in the world. Every flower on this earth is beautiful in its own way.