13 Interesting Flower Facts

  • There are > 250,000 species of flowering plants in the world
  • Titan Arum are the world’s largest flower with almost 10 feet in height. But due to its horrible smell of rotten flesh, it is also known as corpse flower.titanflower
  • Foxglove is a kind of pink tubular flower which derived its name from old English belief that foxes slipped into these flowers to sneak up on their preyfoxgloveplant 
  • Ancient civilizations burned Astor leaves to ward off evil spirits.
  • The Agave, also known as the century plant spends many years without growing any flowers, after which it grows one single bloom and dies. agaveplant
  • Dandelions look like weeds, but the flowers and leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and potassium.dandelionsplant
  • Moon flowers bloom only at night closing during the day.moonflower
  • Gas plants produce a clear gas on humid warn nights. It is believed that gas can be ignited with a matchstick.
  • Angelica was used in Europe for few hundred years as a cure for everything from the bubonic plague to indigestion.angelicaflower
  • Bamboos produce flowers once every few years. And when they do, all flowers of the same species bloom at exactly the same time.bamboosplant
  • In ancient time, juice from bluebell flowers was used to make glue.bluebeltflower
  • Ancient Egyptians considered lotus a sacred flower and used them in burial rituals. The interesting thing about lotus is that even though it blooms in swamps and wetlands, it can lie dormant for years during times of draught and bloom again when water returns. The Egyptians thought this as symbolizing the resurrection of life.
  • The fossil of world’s oldest known flower was discovered by scientists in 2002, in Northeast China. The flower belonging to the genus Archaefructus bloomed around 125 million years ago and resembled a water lilyflowerfossil -Image Courtesy DAVID DILCHER and GE SUN

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