Fact List Nature

35 Amazing Facts About Flowers

21-25 Flower Facts

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21. Lotuses are basically night clubs for beetles because they are able to keep their flowers at a constant 30-35°C even during cold nights. Beetles trapped “when the petals on these bowl-shaped blooms closed up for the night were indeed very active, spending the night mating and feeding”. – Source

22. In the late 1960s, all plants from a specific species of bamboo sprouted flowers at the same time, despite being separated by thousands of miles. Shortly after, all the plants died. The next mass flowering is predicted to come in 2090 when the bamboo completes its 120-year cycle. – Source

23. Vodka and Citrus sodas keep cut flowers fresh. – Source

24. There is a species of bat that feeds exclusively on the nectar of cactus flowers. – Source

25. During the Black Plague, it was thought that bad smells were the cause of the plague. “Plague Doctors” therefore wore masks with long beak-like noses stuffed with flowers or smoke to hide the smells. – Source


26-30 Flower Facts

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Image credit: en.wikipedia.org

26. There is a flower that is said to bloom every 3,000 years and is associated with the coming of a new king in Buddhism. – Source

27. There is a plant called the Skeleton Flower whose petals turn transparent when wet and then revert back to white when dry. – Source

28. In order to produce a kilogram of Saffron 110,000–170,000 flowers must be picked, equaling to about forty hours of labor. – Source

29. Cosmos atrosanguineus is flower species that smells like chocolate and is extinct in the wild. – Source

30. The Alula flower is almost extinct because of the Hawk Moth as it’s the only pollinator and has disappeared. – Source


31-35 Flower Facts

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Image credit: en.m.wikipedia.org

31. Floriography is the language of flowers and that in Victorian times bouquets were used to send encoded messages that otherwise couldn’t be said out loud. – Source

32. The flower “Forget-me-nots” were used by freemasons during Nazi Europe to remember the poor and desperate so as not to be singled out and persecuted. – Source

33. The spiderwort flower is a natural radiation detector. The stamen turns pink in the presence of radiation. When planted around a nuclear power plant in Japan, they accurately detected how much radiation was released and how the wind dispersed radioactive material. – Source

34. There is a tree which produces white flowers which are infamous for smelling exactly like semen. – Source

35. The largest tropical flower in the world can weigh up to 200 lbs. It is named as Amorphophallus titanum, meaning huge deformed penis. – Source


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  • -> 10.
    I thought thats common for everywhere, at least i Czech republic we have the same custom. I bet this isn’t common only in slavic countries…

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