The 9 most dangerous plants in the world

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Seymour thought the plant in Little Shop of Horrors was harmless. He was wrong.

At the height of North American summer, many plants are at their most dangerous.

We don't normally think of plants as particularly scary organisms. But this rather entertaining Reddit thread will make you reconsider that assumption.

"Botanists of reddit, what are the scariest plants in the world?" user Zipzapadam asked . And Reddit delivered.

We're not talking about common poison ivy or run-of-the-mill carnivorous plants. Some of these plants could actually kill you.

As one Redditor put it , "This post just makes me want to stay indoors and hide from plants."

You probably will, too. Here are nine terrifying plants to stay away from:

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