10 Unusual Flowers You Will Have Never Seen

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12:00 pm 11 Feb, 2016

Apart from rose, lily, jasmine, sunflower and so many other flowers you encounter daily, there are some flowers you have never seen or heard about. Here is the list of unusual flowers you have never seen before:


1. Titan Arum

Amorphophallus titanum (misshapen large phallus) is one of the weirdest flowers; it has such a foul fragrance that no one would like to have it in their indoor garden. The appearance of the flower is a bit scary because it grows to be about 3 meters above the ground. After the flower dies, one leaf grows out of it that can grow up to 20 feet tall.


2. Dancing Girl Impatiens

Dancing Girl Impatiens (Impatiens Bequaertii) are one of the endangered flowers of the plant kingdom. Growing to just above one foot, dancing girls are commonly found in east Africa. The specialty of these tiny white and pink flowers is that they are very small, barely half an inch in size.


3. Monkey Orchid

Monkey Orchid (Dracula Simia) is a rare flower, which is only found in forests of Peru and southeastern Ecuador at altitudes of 1000 to 2000 meters. Blooming all around the year, the flower looks like a monkey and gives out the fresh fragrance of a ripe orange.


4. Hooker’s Lips

Hooker’s lips (Psychotria Elata) grow on Psychotria elata, a tree found in tropical forests. The red lips are bracts and not petals. The flower maintains it kissable state till it blooms. Once the lips retreat, it reveals the white and yellow flower within.


5. Bleeding Heart

Because of its particular shape, the plant was named Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis). Originating in East Asia, Bleeding Hearts are commonly found in the UK. Some types of Bleeding Hearts bloom only in spring, while others bloom throughout the year.


6. Sea Poison Tree

Sea Poison Tree (Barringtonia asiatica) is commonly found in tropical coasts and islands in the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean. All parts of the tree are poisonous. These plants resemble a pom-pom and release a typical bad smell that helps to attract bats and moths at night, who then help in pollination.


7. Swaddled Babies

Because this orchid look like babies wrapped in swaddling clothes, it was named Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora).  The lip of the flower is hinged so that when an insect comes in search of nectar, it is pushed inside. Then these insects help in the pollination of these extremely fragrant flowers.


8. Snapdragons

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum) flowers are the cutest flowers you have seen, but then when the pod dries, it turn out to be spooky. The dried seed pod exactly looks like a human skull. Ancient cultures once thought that these seed pods held supernatural powers.


9. Star Flower

Star Flower (Stapelia Gigantea) is a rather striking yellow plant shot with red veins. However, this flower smells of rotting flesh. Sometimes called the toad plant, it gives out foul smell in order to attract insects for pollination.


10. Sturt’s Desert Pea

Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) is one of the rare plants that grows and survives in dry and arid climates. It is one of Australia’s famous plants and it is illegal to collect or pick Sturt’s Desert Pea. If you want to get the plant, you need to get a permit first.


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