From a flower which resembles a brain to a three-metre-tall plant that smells of rotting flesh, sometimes the natural world is more horrifying than any fiction. Discover this creepy collection of nature's strangest plants.
1. Bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis)
Native to Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan, bleeding heart gets its name from its heart shape and distinctive white tips which resemble droplets. The first specimens were introduced to the UK in the nineteenth century by botanist Robert Fortune. They bloom in springtime.