Floral Facts; Read about some of the amazing flowers of the world.

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When the flowers bloom with their different colours and captivating fragrance, the garden looks like a heaven on the earth. You will hardly find anyone this planet earth who does not appreciate the beauty of flowers.

  • Largest single Flower in the world 

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Rafflesia arnoldii is the largest single flower of any flowering plant in the world. It is found in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo, Indonesia. It is one of the rarest plants on the Earth. The flower of this plant weighs up to 24 lbs. The Flower buds take 10 months to open up. The Rafflesia flower blooms for only three to five days in a year.

Largest Unbranched inflorescence (Cluster of Flowers) in the World

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Titan Arum, Amorphophallus titanium or the corps Flower is the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. It is the worst smelling flower in the world. It is native to Sumatra, Indonesia at the edge of rainforests in the grasslands. This plants ranges in size From 7’ to 12’ and can weigh as much as 170 lbs. The flowers bloom only for about 24 to 48 hours after blooming only once every four to six years.

  • Smallest Single Flower in the world

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Water-meal, also known as Wolffia, has the smallest single flower. It is a small Aquatic plant that resembles commeal and is found in clumps floating on top of the water are 0.3 mm with one stamen. The Flowers Produce the smallest fruit in the world called utricle.

  • Kew Gardens, the Victorian plant museum, has a proud collection of these meters across

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The edges send up to avoid overlapping with their neighbours, and the undersides are thorny to protect against being eaten. A mature lily pad can support an evenly distributed load of 45 kilograms or apparently, a baby.

Their flowers are huge and beautiful and can only be seen at night. If you see the flower at daybreak, you can watch them close up rather quickly.


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