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Flowers are one of the most beautiful things that nature provides us.
Their sweet scent is more than enough to captivate anyone.
Contrary to belief, plants grow flowers not just for aesthetics but they grow them in order to propagate.
But same as humans, not all flowers are created equal.
So, here we are today to discuss about some amazing facts about flowers.
Fascinating Facts About Flowers
From flowers that are more valuable than gold to the largest flower in existence, here are some of the most fascinating facts about flowers.
Make sure you comment your thoughts below if these facts amazed you.
Valuable than Gold
It’s highly unlikely that you will think of a flower that is worth more than gold.
But in 17th century Holland (Now The Netherlands), tulips are considered to be more valuable than gold. The price became so outrageously high and it was even used as a form of currency.
The Most Expensive Spice
Saffron is considered by many as the most expensive spice in the whole world.
The price is justified because of its rarity, there are only 3 stigma per flower so imagine the grueling labor needed to produce an ounce of this stuff.
It comes from a type of crocus flower, Crocus Sativus.
The Rose Relatives
This might surprise you.
Did you know that roses belong to the same family as apples, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears, raspberries and almonds?
Rose hips, the berries from roses, is a good source of Vitamin C.
Egyptians treats the rose as a sacred flower and it used in Goddess Isis’ sacred rituals.
There are plants that moves accordingly to the sun’s position in the sky.
This phenomenon is called as “Heliotropism“.
Marigolds, poppies, daisies and the most famous one, the sunflower, are all considered as Heliotropic flowers.
The Corpse Flower
The world’s largest flower is Titan Arum.
They can grow up to 3 meters in height and is widely known for their horrible, putrid scent.
Some humans even pass out when they inhale the smell of this thing.
They release this scent to attract flies, which are their choice for pollinators.
Titan Arums are also called as the “Corpse Plant” due to its rotting-flesh scent.
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