The 9 Ugliest Flowers In the World

Corpse Flower

Despite its foul odor and massive size, the corpse flower's bloom is a spectacle of nature, attracting curious onlookers worldwide.

Devil's Tongue

With its putrid smell and bizarre appearance, the devil's tongue is far from conventional beauty, yet it holds a certain allure for botanical enthusiasts.

Titan Arum

Known for its massive size and distinctive odor, the titan arum's bloom is a rare sight that captivates with its unusual features.


Resembling a prehistoric relic, the welwitschia's gnarled appearance and desert habitat make it a symbol of resilience in harsh environments.

Hydnora Africana

This peculiar flower, found in arid regions of Southern Africa, lacks petals and emits an unpleasant odor, yet it thrives in its unique ecological niche.

Drakaea glyptodon

With its strange, insect-like appearance and deceptive pollination strategy, the drakaea glyptodon is a fascinating example of nature's ingenuity.

Dracula Simia

The Dracula simia, or monkey face orchid, may not appeal to traditional notions of beauty, but its resemblance to a primate is undeniably intriguing.

Rafflesia tuan-mudae

Another member of the Rafflesia genus, the Rafflesia tuan-mudae, boasts the title of the world's largest individual flower, yet its appearance is far from conventionally attractive.

Dead Horse Arum Lily

As its name suggests, this flower emits an odor reminiscent of rotting flesh, attracting flies for pollination—an example of nature's macabre beauty.