7 Smelly Plants That Are Making Your Garden Stink

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus): This plant emits a foul odor similar to that of a skunk, especially when its leaves are bruised or crushed.

Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum): Known for its large, distinctive bloom and putrid scent resembling rotting flesh, the corpse flower attracts pollinators like flies and beetles.

Durian (Durio spp.): Although prized for its creamy texture and unique flavor, the durian fruit has a strong, unpleasant odor often described as resembling sewage or rotten onions.

Stinkweed (Thesium spp.): This plant releases a foul-smelling odor when its leaves or stems are crushed, which helps deter herbivores and protect the plant from being eaten.

Carrion Flower (Stapelia spp.): Similar to the corpse flower, the carrion flower produces large, star-shaped blooms with a putrid odor reminiscent of decaying flesh to attract pollinators.

Voodoo Lily (Sauromatum venosum): Also known as the snake lily, this plant emits a strong, offensive odor resembling rotting meat to attract flies for pollination.

Fish Mint (Houttuynia cordata): While its leaves are edible and used in culinary dishes, fish mint emits a strong, fishy odor when crushed or disturbed, giving it its name.

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