6 of the Biggest Flowers on Earth (Slideshow)

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For millions of years, flowers have dotted the landscape. Their simple manipulative evolutionary innovation—using color and scent to trick insects and animals into doing their bidding—has persisted and proven to be highly effective. Today, flowering plants are among the most diverse classes of life on the planet.

Far from the garden varieties, these massive flowers show just how far the adaptations have been pushed.

6 of the Biggest Flowers on Earth Slideshow

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