Beautiful flowers are far more precious when they blossom on unusual or endangered plants. It’s unlikely to find these flowers at a local florist or garden nursery while many grow only in a few small botanical garden collections. Here, we’ve highlighted some of the rarest flowers you’ll find in the world that are all enchanting and delicate to huge and putrid.
1. Middlemist Red
The Middlemist Red is a camellia with a rosy shade and originally from China. However today, it grows only in two locations namely; Chiswick House and Gardens in West London and a private estate in New Zealand. A report from BBC News revealed that Chiswick House sought additional help to grow, nurture and conserve the rare plant species.
2. The Franklin Tree
Franklinia alatamaha or The Franklin Tree grows only in a few estates around the world like the Trewithen Estate in Cornwall, England and has been extinct in the wild. It’s large, wild and cup-shaped blossom that resembles to a wild rose. The Franklin Tree is a member of tea family and among the rarest.
3. The Seven-Son Flower
The Seven-Son Flower (Heptacodium miconiodes) falls under the honeysuckle family. It’s known to grow in the wild only around nine native locations of China. Specimens are cultivated in the United States at the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden in Michigan State University and the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. The name comes from the Jasmine-like blossoms ringed in cluster of seven!
4. The Wild Blue Lupine
The Wild Blue Lupine or (Lupinus perennis) can be found at sandy, open and shaded placed within the eastern United States. As per New Hampshire Fish and Game Department; the flower is one-of-a-kind to shrinking pine barrens ecosystem. It also plays a crucial role in the life of scarce Karner Blue butterfly.
5. The Big Leaf Magnolia
According to the North Carolina State University Extension, the Big Leaf Magnolia also known as (Magnolia macrophylla) has the largest flower among the trees that grow in North America. Being rare, it’s found only at a few areas in southeast coast of the United States.
6. Schweinitz’s Sunflower
Schweinitz’s Sunflower (Helianthus schweinitzii) has bright-yellow blooms while the species is known to grow only in 16 isolated locations of North and South Carolina. It blossoms over the edges of upland woods in loose, coarse soil.
7. The Nepenthes Tenax
In 2008, a new flower species was discovered in Cape York, Australia as stated by the Conservation Report. It’s a particular genre of pitcher plant that consumes small rodents.
8. Drosera Capensis
Drosera Capensis or the Cape Sundew only grows in southwest cape of South Africa. It loves to feed on small insects that get trapped on its sticky tines! These insects are later absorbed by the plant.
9. The Showy Lady’s Slipper
A category of North American wild orchids that grow in moist, forest climate; the Showy Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) is another rare plant. It carries white and fuchsia that blooms in strewed wild populations. This flower isn’t cultivated in general because commercial harvesting is restricted by law as per Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
10. The Corpse Flower
Like its name, the most dramatic and rarest flower in the world is the Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum) as a biological name. It’s a native of Sumatra that can grow to nearly a height of six feet length and three feet in diameter. The peculiar title “corpse” is because the flower gives stench of rotting meat.
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