Interesting facts about flowers

  1. The most amazing fact about flowers is that it did not always exist; they first appeared 140 million years ago and they are the reproductive parts of the plants.
  2. The largest flower in the world is the ‘TITAN ARUMS’. The flowers are of 10 feet high and 3 feet wide.
  3. A type of Crocus Flower produces very expensive spice “SAFFRON”.
  4. The ancient Egyptians considered the Lotus to be the scared flower and as used in the burial ceremony.
  5. The world’s oldest flower named “Archaefructus Sinensis” was discovered by the scientists in Northeast China. It resembles a water lily and bloomed around 125 million years ago.
  6. Historically, the juice from the bluebell flowers was used to make glue.
  7. Sunflowers are named not because they look like Sun but their heads always tilt to face the Sun. Before the advent of modern materials, the Sunflower stems were used to fill the life jackets.
  8. The Broccoli basically used as a vegetable is actually a flower.
  9. The Aster Leaves were used to ward off evil spirits by the Ancient civilizations by burying them.
  10. Daisy flower got the name due to its yellow center that resembled the Sun. Commonly it was known as the “Day’s eye” and after some period of time it was called as “Daisy”.
  11. Moon flowers blooms only during night and closing during the day.
  12. 60 percent of fresh-cut flowers grown in U.S come from California.
  13. Daffodils are the members of the Narcissus family and all the parts of the Daffodils are Poisonous.
  14. The most expensive rose in the world, the “Juliet” took 15 years and about $ 5 million to breed.
  15. Flowers did not always exist; they first appeared 140 million years ago.


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