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Lifeless, but alive,
An aura of death surrounding.
LIES
Flies and maggots prosper,
Unmoving, unyielding.
LEAVES OF THREE
Limbs of crimson,
ever grieving.
LET THEM BE
In danger,
A stigma.
WHO AM I
Of whom do I speak?
BOTH ANSWERS
Hints from BeastlyGerbil's answer:

Realm of flora. | Read it again. No, really! | The answer is large, but not quite a tree. | Who says it's poison?

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    $\begingroup$ For anyone who thinks this a simple riddle, I advise you check a bit closer... $\endgroup$ Jul 6 '18 at 16:05
  • $\begingroup$ "Of whom do I speak?" Beautiful writing. $(+1)$ $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Jul 7 '18 at 0:15
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So by

clicking edit or the gaps between paragraphs it can be seen there are two answers.

My first suggestion would be

A tree? In particular a tree in autumn

But the better answer suggested by @Sensoray is

The Stinking Corpse Lily

Lifeless, but alive,
An aura of death surrounding.

The flower is a 'corpse' but alive as it is a flower. It stinks or rotting corpses.

Flies and maggots prosper,
Unmoving, unyielding.

The smell of rotting meat attracts many flies

Limbs of crimson,
ever grieving.

The flower is the biggest flower in the world and has giant red leaves

In danger,
A stigma.

In the middle of the red flower is the stigma. Red also symbolises danger.


And as for the second answer:

It is poison ivy.

The hidden riddle is

The words lie
Leaves of three
Let them be
Who am I? Give me both answers!

The answer is

Posion ivy, which has three leaves and should be avoided

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  • $\begingroup$ You found out the trick much sooner than I expected! You are close. rot13(cbvfba vil vf pbeerpg sbe gur uvqqra nafjre. Fnl "va qnatre" naq erivfvg jung gung pbhyq zrna.) $\endgroup$
    – iiiidk
    Jul 6 '18 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ @iiiidk I almost always click edit to look for hidden clues straight away, experience has taught me thats a good thing to do :) Ive edited the second answer. I'm guessing you are looking for a particular tree... I'll see if I can think of any 'dangerous' trees that fit $\endgroup$ Jul 6 '18 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe not quite a tree, but flora for sure! Save you some researching time. $\endgroup$
    – iiiidk
    Jul 6 '18 at 16:20
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    $\begingroup$ @iiiidk hmmm... guessing I'm barking up the wrong tree *ba dum tss :) ) I'll have another go then $\endgroup$ Jul 6 '18 at 16:28
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    $\begingroup$ @iiiidk editted. Well done Sensoray! $\endgroup$ Jul 6 '18 at 18:10

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