Top 7 Unique Beautiful Flowers That You May Have Never Heard Of July 1, 2019 07:21
The world's full of flowers.
Seriously (and thankfully), they're everywhere. Check this fact out:
There are over 300,000 different flowering plant species in the world. Which is equivalent to approximately 90% of all on-land plants. That's a lot.
And of course, all flowers are beautiful in their own way.
But of the enormous numbers that grace the land around the globe, we wanted to know if there are any that are particularly special. Are there any flowers that are so beautiful and unique, that you may never even have heard of them?
The answer was a resounding 'yes'! Keep reading to discover 7 of the most unique beautiful flowers in the world.
7 Unique Beautiful Flowers You Need to See to Believe
Nature's full of amazing things. And you're about to see 7 of them!
Check out these 7 types of flowers that you've probably never seen before. Chances are, they will blow you away with their beauty.
1. Blue Passion Flower (Passiflora Caerulea)
Passiflora caerulea isn't your everyday flower.
Thanks to the vibrancy of its lines, color, and form, the passion flower has a beautiful movement to it. Interestingly, it's sometimes known as the Clock Flower in India and Japan. With its delicate, intricate, clock-hand-like qualities, it's easy to see why.
It's functional as well.
Indeed, the center of the flower produces egg-shaped fruits that can be eaten when fully ripe. In fact, people often ingest passion flower to help them sleep and to soothe anxiety disorders.
Its extract is also used as a flavoring in foods and drinks, and in fragrances too.
2. White Egret Orchid (Pecteilis Radiata)
White egrets are majestic flowers. Asian in origin, these pearly white plants have a sculpture-like quality that defies imagination.
Delicate yet dazzling, there's a softness to Pecteilis Radiata that emanates from its very core. It isn't difficult to understand how they earned their name either! These flowers are the spitting image of a white egret in flight.
It's graceful, intricate and the perfect addition to any floral bouquet.
3. Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
Say hello to another unique flower with a perfect name.
If there was a prize for cutest orchid on this list, the Dracula Simia would be the hands-down winner. It's easy to see why the name was chosen for it: the 'monkey's face' at its center is almost undeniable!
Coming from high up in the forests of Ecuador, it takes some doing to see them in their natural habitat. But make the effort and you'll be rewarded by the sheer beauty, simplicity and fragrant scent of ripe oranges when they bloom.
4. Parrot's Beak (Lotus Berthelotii)
Lotus berthelotii stuns anyone lucky enough to gaze upon it.
These fiery flowers have a striking, ornamental appearance. They boast bright, vibrant colors of varying shades of orange, red and yellow. The flowers themselves stand tall, elongated and proud, looking exactly like the beak of a tropical parrot.
Parrot's Beaks are typically found in the Canary and Cape Verde Islands. But unfortunately, they've been steadily disappearing for the last 140 years.
They're now endangered flowers, protected by law to safeguard against their total demise.
Be sure to see them in the wild now, while you still can.
5. Chocolate Cosmos (Cosmos Atrosanguineus)
A bouquet of chocolate cosmos' seem like the ideal Valentine's Day gift.
Not only are they eye-bogglingly beautiful flowers, but they smell like chocolate too (hence the name). That's gotta be a win-win for any budding romantic!
Between early summer and fall, you can see their deep reds and purples in bloom. Velvety to touch, so deep is the color that these flowers can often seem almost black in appearance.
Alas, chocolate cosmos' have been extinct in the wild for some time. But back in 1902, some clever people used vegetative propagation to successfully clone it. Meaning we can still cultivate these beautiful flowers domestically to this day.
6. Kadupul (Epiphyllum Oxypetalum)
Flowers don't come much more beautiful and unique than Kadupuls.
Kadupuls are actually a type of cactus and are Sri Lanka's native blossom. They're pure white in color, with a bowl-like, cascading form. And there's something otherworldly about them. Indeed, they're also billed as the world's most expensive flower.
You can get a sense of how special they are from their nicknames. Among others, 'Queen of the Night' is common.
What's all the fuss about though?
It's to do with their lifespan. Kadupul blooms last a grand total of one night. There's no way to extend it either.
Their magnificent flowers and accompanying scent (hailed for its calming effects) emerge at night and are gone by dawn. They can die almost immediately once picked.
7. Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)
Here's another flower with a striking resemblance to something.
This time it's dancing girls! And, complete with legs, arms and little skirts, it's impossible not to see them. They're generally white but can also have pinky tinges. Their form is so ornate that they appear man-made, like blown-glass. This perennial flower's truly unique.
They're not yet considered endangered. But they are immensely rare. Count yourself lucky if you're fortunate enough to find yourself in the company of these dancing girls!
Time to Wrap Up
There you have it: 7 of the most unique beautiful flowers in the world.
Of the huge number that exists, these 7 varieties showcase the abundant beauty that's all around us. There's truly something for every occasion.
From the blue passion flower, with its clock-like delicacy, to the parrot's beak lotus, with such bright and vibrant colors. From the plants with such striking resemblances (whether it be of flying white egrets, monkeys' faces or dancing girls), to rare and stunning specimens like chocolate cosmos' and kadupuls.
The beauty's there for all to see.
We hope this tiny sample has given you some additional insight into the wonderful world of flowers.
Now we'd love to hear from you! Which flower did you find most striking? The stunning white egret orchid, or the tragically beautiful kadupul?
Let us know in the comments! And be sure to contact us to find out how we can meet your flowery needs.