Top 8 Unusual Plants on the Planet

1) Flower Lips                                                                       (1 of 8)

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1) Flower Lips                                                                       (1 of 8)

 

Flower lips are the native of tropical regions in Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama and were once found in abundance. But since their unusual trait was discovered, the number of these plants has rapidly declined as people now collect these plants. Another reason for this sudden decline is the deforestation of their natural habitat, which has eventually brought Flower Lips into the list of endangered plants. Well, we hope that they don’t go extinct though.

Wondering why the plant got this name? Well, it’s quite evident when you’ll see the plant. It’s quite pretty actually. But the signature state of this plant doesn’t remain forever.

If you take a look at the plant, it seems as if someone has painted red lips on the leaves. But don’t be confused; it’s just a natural formation. What’s more, the red luscious lips do not appear on the leaves, they are actually the bracts. These bracts form the pouting lips only for a few days before they open up to reveal the flowers within.

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