Rude plants

Are these the world’s rudest plants?

Red faced gardeners have named and shamed the world’s rudest plants but how many are growing in your garden?

From hooker’s lips to the naked man orchid researchers from the online garden centre Gardeningexpress.co.uk have identified eight slightly offensive plants from across the globe. Whether it is a flower in the form of a naked man or a sexually-suggestive shrub, rude plants show that nature really does have a great sense of humour.

So-called because of its uncanny resemblance to a heavily made-up mouth wearing lipstick, It's a shrub native to rainforests and can grow over three metres tall.

1. Hooker's lips

So-called because of its uncanny resemblance to a heavily made-up mouth wearing lipstick, It's a shrub native to rainforests and can grow over three metres tall.
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Known as the Worlds smelliest flower, they bloom around once every 7 years and when they do, produce a foul smell that can only be described as rotting flesh.

2. Carrion flower

Known as the Worlds smelliest flower, they bloom around once every 7 years and when they do, produce a foul smell that can only be described as rotting flesh.
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Common in Mediterranean countries, the naked man orchid, sometimes known as the Italian orchid, mimics a naked man. Seeds can be bought online.

3. Naken Man Orchid

Common in Mediterranean countries, the naked man orchid, sometimes known as the Italian orchid, mimics a naked man. Seeds can be bought online.
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Sometimes dubbed as the penis pepper, this needs no explanation as to why its rude! This variety of chili pepper is actually one of the hottest in the world.

4. Peter's Pepper

Sometimes dubbed as the penis pepper, this needs no explanation as to why its rude! This variety of chili pepper is actually one of the hottest in the world.
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