10 Interesting Flower Facts

Tuesday, June 11th 2013. | Plants

If you like with beauty, let’s read the flower facts. Flower is an interesting plant. It increases the style in the garden. Flower can presented beauty, love, and friendship depending on the type of flower. Some countries use flowers as their national symbol. Flower can be a good commodity too in some countries like Ecuador and Netherland.

Flower Facts 1: Species of Flowers

Have you ask yourself how many flower species in the world? It is reported that more 250,000 species are spreading on earth. Read tree facts if you like to know more about the biggest tree in the world.

Flower Facts 2: Foxglove

Foxglove is a beautiful pink flower with its tubular shape. The name of this flower is unique. It is associated with a popular old English belief telling the people that a fox used to sneak on the tubular shape of the flower to catch prey.

Flower Facts

Flower Facts

Flower Facts 3: Dandelion

If you think that fruit is the only source of vitamin, you are wrong. You need to see the benefits of dandelion for it is a source of potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C. You can get 7,000-13,000 I.U. of vitamin A in a cup of dandelion greens.

Flower Facts 4: Moon Flowers

If you want to enjoy the beautiful of blossoming flowers in the night, you need to fill the garden with moon flowers.  The name means something. When the night comes, the moon flowers will blossom. They will close when the day comes. If you want toknow another info about parasites on flower, read fungi facts.

Pink Flower

Pink Flower

Flower Facts 5: Lotus in Egyptian Culture

Flower is not only important in this present day but also in ancient life. In Egypt, lotus is considered as a resurrection of life. It grows in wetland. If the drought occurs, it will live in dormant state. Flower in Egypt was used for funeral and sacred ritual to worship the goddess of Isis.

Flower Facts 6: Water Lily

In 2002, the scientists discovered the oldest fossil flower in the world in China. The flower which resembled the look of water lily bloomed around 125 million years ago. It is included in Archaefructus genus.

Red Flower

Red Flower

Flower Facts 7: Gas Plants

The plant is called as a glass plant for it generates clean gas when the night comes.

Flower Facts 8: Titan Arum

Titan Arum can be found in Indonesia and Asian countries. It is considered as the largest flower in the world.  People also call is as corpse flower because of its disgusting smell. The height of this flower can reach 10 feet.

Red Roses

Red Roses

Flower Facts 9: Angelica

Angelica was known for its curing effect. It was used by European people to heal many diseases, plagues and indigestion for hundred years.

Flower Facts 10: Tulip Bulbs

Tulip Bulbs are important in Holland.  The flowers are the symbol of love, life and immortality.  They were more precious than gold in 17th century. When you want to cook and you do not have any onion, you can use tulip bulb as the replacement.

Yellow Flower

Yellow Flower

There are many types of flowers that you can grow at home like roses, jasmine, hibiscus, frangipani or even orchid. All of them come in different aromas, colors, and shapes.  Now you recognize that flowers are useful in our life based on the facts about flower above.

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