- Author: Janet Hartin
It's a scary time of year! Plants are amazing life forms, coming in a wide array of forms, shapes, and colors. Here are some of my favorite Halloween plants that are sure to scare the living daylights out of you!
Doll's Eyes (Actaea pachypoda)
Devil's Claw or Ram's Horn (Proboscidea louisianica)
This unfriendly looking species is native to the South Central USA and sports a unique horn-shaped pod. In addition to its attention-grabbing visual appeal, pigments contained in the pod are used for black dyes by several Native American tribes.
Bleeding Tooth Fungus (Hydellum peckii)
White Ghosts or Indian Pipes (Monotropa uniflora)
These eye-catching specimens have bright white droopy flowers reminiscent of ghosts found in spooky dark, dank basements. They hide in shady spots and live in a symbiotic relationship with a fungus in their roots providing food.