The beautiful flower, when blooms, spreads its sweet fragrance – attracting the butterflies and other creatures, radiating its colorful hues everywhere.
Flowers are one of the prettiest creations of the Almighty. Take a walk in a garden full of flowers, and you will realize you are walking in a paradise. The colorful hues, soothing fragrance, and the mere presence of flowers are enough to lift your mood.
The world has 369,000 species of flowers. Some of them are small while others are really big.
The Biggest Flowers in the World
Want to know about the biggest flowers in the world? Here is the list:
Lotus is the national flower of India. It is also one of the most recognizable and biggest flowers on the planet. Many cultures and traditions from around the world call it sacred and offer prayers around the lotus plant. It needs a warm climate and shallow waters to thrive. You will find it growing in ponds and lakes. It has a variety of uses – human consumption, traditional medicine, and water treatment, to name a few.
Studies suggest that magnolias were the first flowering plants in the world. The fossils of this flower proved that their presence on the planet has been for as long as 100 million years. Magnolia is not only old but one of the biggest flowers.
It embraces different shapes and sizes. A big magnolia can grow up to 6-8 inches in diameter. Interestingly, it doesn’t have real petals and sepals, but petals like sepals. Magnolia doesn’t produce nectar, yet it attracts birds and insects with its other sweet secretions.
Another largest flower in the world, hibiscus, can be found in many gardens around you. Its presence is prevalent in the tropical zones of Asia.
It comes in different sizes, ranging up to 8 inches in diameter. Hibiscus has many beautiful and pigmented hues – orange, red, white, and even blue. Apart from being aesthetically appealing, this flower also has many medicinal uses.
It is used to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other health conditions.
It is the largest flower worldwide, having a diameter extending over 3 feet. Yes, you heard it right! Rafflesia arnoldii is a parasitic plant that feeds on insects and other creatures. Unlike others, the appearance of this flower is not so pleasing to the eyes.
Moreover, it smells foul. It is also known as the Corpse Flower. This wildflower is found in the forests.
Tree peony comes in different shapes and sizes. It is the bigger counterpart of the peony flower and can grow up to 2-3 feet high without the support of its wood.
It has various forms, colors, and even varied fragrances. Native to China, tree peony is used by the locals as a traditional medicine for fever, cough, and respiratory illness. You may also use it to heal your cracked skin.
The sunflower is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. It is also among the largest blooms. The vibrant yellow-colored flowers can be seen everywhere in Asia and America.
The oil of this flower is used as a popular ingredient in many kitchens. Even the seeds of sunflower entertain many health benefits like treating malarial fever, arthritis, and other problems. You may roast them for direct consumption and experience improved skin, hair, and immunity. Sunflower can grow up to 14 inches.
This flower is the largest unbranched inflorescence that you will ever come across. The flower has a unique appearance. In fact, it doesn’t look like a flower at all. Also known as the death flower, it is also among the worst-smelling flowers in the world. And when it blooms, it smells like a rotten corpse.
Huge in appearance, Titan arum can grow up to 15 meters in height. This quality also makes it the tallest flower in the world. At present, it is listed as a vulnerable flower by the IUCN.
It is one of the largest palms that owes its origin to South India. Interestingly, they are tiny flowers but grow and bloom in groups, thus appearing larger and bigger than other flowers. The appearance makes them look massive. Talipot palm is monocarpic.
It means that it starts blooming only after aging well (30-80 years). When you spot it, capturing the flowers in your camera is a must.
The Neptune grass is an ancient seaweed, and its existence extends up to 200,000 years. The belt of seaweed extends from Spain to Cyprus. You may also find it on the ocean floors of Australia and the Caribbean Islands. They are one of the largest flowers in the world. Neptune grass also includes stems, roots, and fruit.
The leaves of the flowers can reach as long as 120 centimeters. This grass is known for the oxidation of the ocean floor. When Neptune grass is present in any water, it suggests that the quality of water is good.
Last but not least, Puya raimondii is one of the biggest flowers on the planet. It also happens to be the largest bromeliad species that may grow up to a height of 15 meters. This flower is known as the Queen of Andes. It is because the plant is present only in the High Andes of Bolivia and Peru and nowhere else in the world. The flower of this plant reaches up to a height of 30 meters. A single flower of Puya raimondii contains 8-12 million seeds per plant. You may spot this flower in the Huascaran National Park in Peru. Interestingly, this place is considered the largest reserve of Puna. Sadly, this plant remains on the verge of extinction.
Until now, you have known flowers as tiny blooms that spread a soothing aroma and create a positive environment. But the above-listed flowers are bigger than the others. Some of these flowers smell bad, and you cannot grow them in your garden.
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