The hydnora africana is an vampire flower that sucks the life out of tree roots. Growing almost all underground only a fleshy flower emerges above ground to entice the unwary into its clutches. Amazing Science Facts, Weird Plants, Nature, Mothers Earth, South Africa, Unusual Plants, Hydnora Africanas, Flower, The Roots
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