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Nepenthes Attenboroughii - Giant Pitcher PlantNamed after Sir David Attenborough, this large pitcher plant features a distinctive bell shape filled with fluid and upright lid, all of which is perfect to trap, drown, and kill insects and small rodents. While the jury is still out on whether this carnivorous plant actually does eat rodents, any plant with the capability to consume small animals - a capability this one has - is scary enough.
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Aconitum Napellus - MonkshoodFrom the "probably growing in a garden or wooded area close to your home right now" category, this pretty, bluish-purple flower is often dried or just planted for decoration because it looks snazzy. The plant, however, also doubles as a highly lethal cardiac poison - so much so that once upon a time, it was used on spears and arrows to kill enemies and prey.
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Dionaea Muscipula - Venus Fly TrapCommonly found on the East Coast of the United States, this killer plant looks as dangerous as it is. Featuring leaves filled with tiny little hairs, the Venus fly trap uses those hairs to detect prey, like insects and spiders, then closes its leaves around these tasty treats to trap them, just as its name suggests.
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Utricularia Macrorhiza - Common BladderwortNative to North America and Eastern Asia, the Utricularia macrorhiza or common bladderwort, survives on a balanced diet of tadpoles and crustaceans, both of which it murders as they are passing by in the water. The plant features a bunch of submerged bladders that can detect the motion of a nearby meal, then grab said prey to capture it and suffocate it inside the bladder. Definitely not the best way to die, if you're a tadpole.
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Drosera Glanduligera - Pimpernel SundewNative to Australia, this scary looking threat doesn't just trap and consume its prey with a highly unique combination of flypaper and snap traps, but it also has the ability to regenerate its tentacles should any be broken. So not only will it make insects and other prey stick to itself, but it will also catapult those yummy meals into the center of the plant for digestion. The pimpernel is all about efficiency.
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Nerium Oleander - Oleander FlowerYou know those gorgeous pink flowers that your neighborhood green-thumb grows? For the love of god, don't eat them or let your animals eat them! This common garden beauty contains a handful of toxins that can cause nausea, a racing heart rate, excess salivation, poor circulation, seizures, coma, and death in both animals and humans. Basically, eat these pretty flowers, and your body self-destructs.
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