They say that flowers are the most beautiful living things to inhabit the earth. By their mere presence they spread cheer and positive vibes. Every flower has a quality that’s worth admiring and a long illustrious history that’s worth being in awe of. We’ve listed 10 facts that are will surprise you, shock you and possibly amuse you as well.
1. There are more than 2,50,000 species of flowering plants in the world.
Talk about flower domination!
2. Roses are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and almonds. Fascinating, ain’t it?
3.Tulip bulbs were more valuable than gold in Holland in the 1600s.
If only life were this simple.
4.Ancient civilizations burned aster leaves to ward off evil spirits.
So now you know what needs to be done, in case you experience something paranormal.
5. Tulip bulbs can be substituted for onions in a recipe.
Remember this, the next time you run out of onions. 😉
6. The largest flower in the world is the titan arums, which produces flowers that are 10 feet high and 3 feet wide.
The flowers smell of decaying flesh and are also known as corpse flowers, as pictured at the top of this post. Taking smelly flowers to another level.
7.Scientists discovered the world’s oldest flower in 2002, in northeast China.
The flower, named Archaefructus sinensis, bloomed around 125 million years ago and resembles a water lily.
8.Moon flowers bloom only at night, closing during the day.
They could be called vampire flowers too, just for fun sake.
9.During the Middle Ages, lady’s mantle was thought to have magic healing properties.
If only life were this simple, once again.
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