9 Surprising and Interesting Facts About Flowers to Know

Some of you might already know and some of you will just learn today, you will never know enough of fun facts on the flower. Not just do flowers give us emotional and visual well-being, but they also have an amazing history and appeal. Let us dive right into these beautiful flower facts. Here’re some strange facts about flowers, both the rare breeds and one we see quite often.

  1. Tulips Make an Amazing Salad

    Many varieties of the tulip have got edible petals and also make amazing salad ingredients. Colorful, peppery and crisp; they will brighten up your lunch and add some exotic twist in your evening snacks.

  2. Tulip Bulbs are Substituted for Onions

    But, it is very important to make sure you use only fresh bulbs that have not been exposed to any pesticides, or your culinary adventures might not taste very good.

  3. The Largest Flower on Earth is… the Smelliest

    Growing up to 10 feet high and 3 feet wide, Titan Arums is the largest flower on Earth. However, it has not really become the household hit because of the fact that flower smells like the rotting flesh.

  4. Roses Have Connection To Fruit and Almonds 

    Roses share an amazing link with apples, almonds, cherries, raspberries, plums, peaches, pears, and nectarines. Rose has what is called rose hips that are the berry fruit in certain roses. The rose hips can be used for making jellies and teas as they’re loaded with Vitamin.

  5. Smell Chocolate in Flowers 

    Do you think flowers cannot get more miraculous then check out Chocolate Cosmos? And these beautiful and dark burgundy flowers exactly smell like chocolate. Just amazing! Some other varieties of the flowers that smell like chocolate include:
    • Black Salsify
    • Orchid Chocolate
    • Chocolate Mint
    • Daisy Chocolate

  6. Saffron is From Crocus Flowers 

    Probably you have seen saffron on the supermarket shelves; however, do you know this most expensive product is harvested from crocuses?

  7. Dandelions are Filled with Nutrients

    Do you know that just one cup of the dandelion greens gives 7,000 to 13,000 IU of vitamin? Not very bad for any plant that some people think as a weed.

  8. Bamboos also Produce Flowers 

    You would have never thought of bamboos as the flowering plants; however, they do make flowers few years. Whenever they do, flowers of same species bloom at the same time.

  9. Get sleep with Gerbera Daisies 

    Suppose you want to better night’s sleep, you can place some gerbera daisies close to your bed. They emit oxygen and will absorb toxins and carbon monoxide during the night, it is said to be very helpful for anybody who is suffering from the sleep apnea.

Final Word

Whereas not every flower is fragrant and beautiful, some flowers also have evolved to be the highly strangest of ways to ensure survival. 'Corpse flower', named because of the putrefying smell of the decaying animal flesh grows on the plant that is very small. To attract insects and bugs this flower became bigger and smellier and attracts pollinators to reproduce efficiently.