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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

12 Beautiful and Extremely Unique Flowers

Roses and tulips add glitters into a garden. No doubt about that. However, there are hundreds of beautiful flower somewhere out there that possess beauty that is the envy of other flowers!

Here is a list of beautiful flowers and extremely unique ones that will definitely make your garden a beauty to behold.

African Daisy Pink Whirls (Osteospermum)

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This flower clearly defines what beauty is. A spectacular bloomer, ‘Pink Whirls’ bears large, striking purplish-pink 'pinwheels' daisy-like flower. Circling a central disc, the petals are broad at the base, then tubular, then spoon-shaped at the tip. Each flower lasts about a week.

Toad Lily (Tricyrtis hirta)

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No fall garden should be without toad lilies. This hardy perennial plant is native to Japan. It bears stunning orchid-like flowers.

The six-petaled flowers are 2.5 cm (0.98 in) wide; white to light pink or lilac in color speckled with various shades of purple.

Winged Stem Passion Flower (Passiflora alata)

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Passiflora alata is a climbing vine native to the Amazon region of Brazil. It bears fragrant flowers about 7–10 cm (3–4 in) wide, bowl-shaped with distinct coronal filament in bands of purple and white.

Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis)

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Also known as “lady-in-a-bath”, is a species of flowering plant widespread in northern China, Japan, Korea and Siberia. It bears unique heart-shaped flowers having bright fuchsia-pink and white inner ones. Some varieties produce yellow, pink, red, and white flowers.

Fetid Adders Tongue (Scoliopus bigelovii)

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This striking wildflower has three pointed white sepals (the actual petals are small and inconspicuous) with fine maroon lines. However, the flowers have a stinky smell. Fetid Adders-tongue also called slinkpod can be easily spotted sprouting on the forest floor in some coast ranges of the Santa Cruz mountains and up to northern Oregon. The little ill-scented flower annual blooming signals the start of Spring.

Appearing first are two mottled green and brown basal leaves, which open up to reveal the pedicel (the flowering stalk). Soon, three large, maroon-striped sepals follow. The true petals are smaller and inconspicuous with maroon-tipped spikes surrounding the three-part stigma.

Monkey Orchid (Dracula simia)

photo link A rare species, Dracula simia bears unique flowers resembling a baboon’s face. The species occurs in grassland, open woodland, and cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru.

Black Pearl Lily (Ornithogalum arabicum)

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Black Pearl Lily or Arabian Star Flower has multiple stems; and each produces many fragrant white petals with glistening black pea-sized centers (also known as Arabs Eyes). A native to several areas of Europe, Black Pearl Lilies make good cut flowers with their lovely straight stems.

Bat Flower (Tacca Chantrieri)

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Bat Flower is another beautiful and extremely unique flowering plant found in the tropical forests of China, Thailand and Burma. It bears purple to black flowers! Other varieties produce maroon, bronze, brown, green and maroon blooms.

The flower consists of two large dark brackets (leaves that look like petals) with long filaments 'whiskers' forked at the ends. These dark colored brackets resemble wings, while the long filaments resemble whiskers of a bat, hence the name.

The flowers themselves can reach up to 30.48 cm (12 in) across; the ‘whiskers’ can grow up to 76.2 cm (30 in).

Stuart's Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa)

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This beautiful and extremely unique flower is native to the arid regions of central and northwestern Australia. Stuart's Desert Pea bears a distinctive blood-red leaf-like flowers, each with a bulbous black center, or "boss". It is one of Australia's best known wildflowers.

Flame Lily (Gloriosa superba)

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This simply amazing flower, also called Fire Lily, is native in tropical and southern Africa to Asia. This climber bears spectacular red and yellow flowers.

Cliff Bottlebrush (Callistemon comboynonsis)

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This small Callistemon species are endemic to Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. It bears unique flowers resembling matchstick-like objects instead of the usual petals. Flower heads may come in mostly red; but some crimson, green, pink, white or yellow depending on the species.

Blue Passion Flower (Passiflora caerulea)

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This flowering plant is endemic to South America (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil).

You will definitely be amused and captivated by the uniqueness of its minty scent flower! The flower structure is complex - about 10 cm in diameter, an inner disc 'corona' of blue, purple and white filaments; and an outer ruffle of five bluish-white sepals and petals.


  1. I've never seen some of these flowers before. They are so pretty!

  2. Another post that has violet hues! I love it. The bat flower looks elegantly creepy, very much like it's name. Thanks for sharing beautiful pictures daily!

  3. They all look unique except for the white one. The bat black flower looks scary and the other red one that looks like a sea urchin. I don't want to get close to it. Wonderful flowers but I guess they'll be hard to take care of, our rabbits and squirrels will surely mess them up! LOL!

  4. Isn't that amazing how God created such wonderful and unique flowers to fill our life with beauty.

  5. I've seen some of these with my own naked eyes. Extremely unique and beautiful indeed!

  6. The monkey orchid is so far the most amusing amongst this bunch of flowers! It does look like a monkey!

  7. simply amazing! I never knew most of these flowers existed! They are all very beautiful.