A list of 10 beautiful but rare three-petal flowers!
Flowers with 5 petals are common to see but those with three petals are rare and are special gifts of Nature. Below is a list of 10 beautiful but rare flowers having three true petals or a combination of six tepals consisting of three petals and three sepals.
Asiatic dayflower- Commelina communis
An annual weed plant native to East Asia and some parts of Southeast Asia growing to about 1 to 3 feet long. It bears a single flower about ½–1″ in diameter on a flower stalk about 1-2″ long . The three-petal flower has two large blue petals at the top and one white petal at the bottom, which will only last for a day.
Mariposa Lily is any of the 28 species of Calochortus native to California that resembles tulips. This bulb plant grows from 45 to 60 cm tall. Flowers bloom on a stem from a bulb consisting of three furled petals and three sepals that resembles petals. Flower colors vary from white, pink, yellow, bluish, deep red or even purple that bloom from April until June.
Trillium comprises about 40 – 50 species of perennial plants widespread in North America and some parts of Asia. The plant grows on rhizome reaching to 4.5 dm tall. Flowers are large and curve upward consisting of three long white leaf-like petal with pink marking at the base. Other flower colors include red, pink, yellow and pale purple. There are some species that bear flowers bent downward just under the leaves. Flowers bloom in spring.
Wild Iris - Iris missouriensis
Wild Iris, also known as the Blue Flag Iris or Rocky Mountain Iris, is a perennial herb that occurs in British Columbia, South Dakota to California. The weed plant can reach up to a foot tall with flowers occurring in late spring. At first look, the flowers seems to have six petals but at a closer look, reveals only three true petals curve upward and three sepals bent downward. The showy flower petals come in bright blue, purple, or, rarely white one; while the sepals come in deep purple with yellow-white markings.