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30 Amazing Facts About Flowers | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly there are more than 2,50,000 species of flowering plants in the world.
  2. The fragrance of flowers is due to the essences of oil which they produce.
  3. In earlier times the juice from bluebell flowers was used to make glue.
  4. There are over 15,000 species of roses cultivated across the world.
  5. White flowers tend to be more strongly scented than their colored kin.
  6. Amazing fact is almost 60 percent of fresh-cut flowers grown in the U.S. come from California.
  7. In Russia, when flowers are given for a romantic occasions, flowers are given only in odd numbers. Even number of flowers is reserved for funerals.
  8. Amazingly there are more than 25,000 documented species of orchid.
  9. Orchids have a symmetry similar to human faces.
  10. Amazingly the city of Mt. Vernon, Washington grows more tulips than the entire country of Holland.
  11. Tulip Bulbs in Holland are the symbol of love, life and immortality.
  12. Amazing fact is Tulip Bulbs were more precious than gold in 17th century in Europe.
  13. Amazing thing is that every year the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to Canada to thank them for their aid in the Second World War.
  14. Amazingly, Tulips can continue to grow as much as an inch per day after being cut.
  15. Tulip bulbs can be substituted for onions in a recipe.
  16. Titan Arum (Rafflesia arnoldii) is the world’s largest flower and is almost 10 feet in height. Due to its horrible smell of rotten flesh, it is also known as corpse flower. It blooms only in Indonesia & Malaysia.
  17. Amazingly a bouquet of a dozen Wolffia blooms would comfortably fit on the head of a pin. This very minute flowering plant is native to Australia and Malaysia.
  18. There is a flower called the Scarlet Pimpernel that can forecast the weather. Amazingly if the flower is closed up, rain is coming and if it is opened up, the day will be sunny.
  19. The Agave, also known as the century plant spends many years without growing any flowers, after which it grows one single bloom and dies.
  20. Bamboos produce flowers once every few years. Amazing fact is that when they do, all flowers of the same species bloom at exactly the same time.
  21. Dandelions flowers and leaves are amazingly good source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and potassium. One cup of dandelion greens provides 7,000-13,000 I.U. of vitamin A.
  22. Amazingly Chrysanthemums are one of the few flowers that can be cultivated bonsai style. Chrysanthemum blooms can be as small as 1 cm or as large as 25 cm.
  23. Broccoli is a flower as well as a vegetable.
  24. Sunflowers are able to soak up radiation.
  25. Saffron is a spice that comes from a type of crocus flower.
  26. Prince Charles is paid one daffodil a year as rent for his lands on the Island of Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall.
  27. Pink and white lady slipper (cypripedium reginae) is the State flower of Minnesota & it is illegal to pick in the state.It takes up to 16 years to produce it’s first flower and may live for 50 years.
  28. Interflora is the world’s largest and most recognized flower delivery service, supported by a network of 50,000 florists worldwide, delivering to 150 countries.
  29. There is a flower which looks like a set of hooker’s lips and it is actually called “Hooker’s lips”.
  30. Black roses ocurr naturally at Halfeti , Turkey.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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