10 Beautiful But Rare Three-petal Flowers

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

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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

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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

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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 

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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.

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  1. Persuasion Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Beautiful indeed


  2. webseowriters Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    A nice entry


  3. Anupatil Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Very beautiful flowers, nice collection,thanks for the share.


  4. Squirty Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Such a sort amount of pedals, but so beautiful; like they say “less is more.” Thanks for the delicate share!


  5. voodoobrb Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Great article. Nice writing


  6. Fides Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    It’s true, you find Trillium in North America. There’s a lot of them in trails back in Canada. I recognized it right away :)


  7. Brewed Coffee Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Papaleng these are very pretty flowers. Love them all :-)


  8. Gail Cavanaugh Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Wow, these are beautiful. The blue color on the Asiatic Day Flower is unique. I cannot imagine seeing that kind of a flower in the U.S. This is a truly beautiful page reminding me of the majesty of the Lord. Thanks!.


  9. serowa Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Very beautiful and colorful. But how comes the last ones, Camas and the Orchid seem like they have more than three petals?


  10. FX777222999 Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Beautiful and first time to see these.


  11. Rhodora Bande Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Wow! What a nice treat. I’m not familiar with all those flowers but with your article, I was able to get to see them.


  12. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    They look really wonderful. I haven’t heard of these flowers.


  13. Starpisces Says...

    On March 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    have not seen them before in real or pics, very rare and beautiful, thanks Papa for this great presentation.
    8)


  14. Jimmy Shilaho Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Beautiful collection here papa.


  15. PR Mace Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 12:36 am

    A beautifully done article.


  16. lapasan Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Those are really beautiful three-petal flowers.


  17. youthinksokiddo Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 1:27 am

    these are beautiful, i wish there were more of them where i live


  18. CHIPMUNK Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Absolutely gorgeous


  19. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 3:55 am

    All very beautiful flowers. A very interesting and well presented post.


  20. Lady Sunshine Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Beautiful flowers, papaleng. Lovely petals.


  21. pguims Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 7:45 am

    another well-researched and interesting article from you paps.. well-done!


  22. joelan19 Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Pretty flowers. I especially like the yucca. thanks, papaleng!


  23. behindbars Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

    very rare indeed. saan mo ba ito nakita Papskie….


  24. Rathnashikamani Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

    So beautiful, All the 10!


  25. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Those flowers are indeed beautiful.


  26. John Paul V Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing.


  27. Inna Tysoe Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Lovely indeed.

    Inna


  28. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Papaleng, these flowers are beyond beautiful. I used to grow irises or as we called them, flags. They never grow old to me.


  29. abatencila Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Lovely flowers!I love them.Great article papaleng.


  30. mtrguanlao Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Wow,my daughter will surely love the wild iris,she loves purple flowers idol,lol! Love this article!


  31. gvgatchalian Says...

    On March 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I didn’t even know it’s common for a flower to have five petals, and it’s rare if it has three petals. I learned something today. Wonderful post, papaleng. Love the pictures, as always.


  32. MsPatriciaDV Says...

    On March 13, 2011 at 1:23 am

    ang gaganda! nice nice nman!


  33. Ima Vee Says...

    On March 13, 2011 at 3:55 am

    truly beautiful… i thought only orchids lang ang may 3 petals…
    very interesting sir Papz and i like the asiatic dayflower and wild iris… ang gaganda talaga…:-]


  34. Melody SJAL Says...

    On March 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

    They’re very beautiful.


  35. SowmyaT Says...

    On March 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Nice share


  36. Freethinking Says...

    On March 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    You, my friend, put together a beautiful pictorial and informative article. I can’t wait for spring to happen so I too can witness the blooming of our daffodils. Thank you for sharing such beauty with the rest of us.


  37. Francois Hagnere Says...

    On March 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing these beauties, eternal miracles of Mother Nature.


  38. Tulan Says...

    On March 13, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Breathtaking beauties,


  39. LCM Linda Says...

    On March 13, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Beautiful flowers. They are really rare. Even I went to a flower show yesterday, I don’t think I saw any of them.


  40. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On March 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Ay kagagandang mga bulaklak, very unique too. I particularly like the first one :)


  41. real lady Says...

    On March 14, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Lovely flowers, no argue with that.


  42. celeres Says...

    On March 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Flowers are so ::D !!!


  43. mattezane Says...

    On March 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Wow, really neat flowers.


  44. shakugan123 Says...

    On March 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    very pretty and fascinating


  45. Likha Says...

    On March 15, 2011 at 3:17 am

    I like the Asiatic dayflower. I love the color blue. Great research, paps.


  46. happydoodlegirl Says...

    On March 15, 2011 at 8:08 am

    beautiful!


  47. OhSugar Says...

    On March 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    These flowers are spectacular, their colors are very warm and springy.


  48. Mr Ghaz Says...

    On March 17, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Breathtaking pictures..beautiful flowers indeed. nicely presented article as always..really enjoyed this. cheers my friend :)


  49. Wan Firdaus Says...

    On March 18, 2011 at 4:05 am

    wow,very rare and beautiful flowers :)


  50. J M Lennox Says...

    On March 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Very beautiful and interesting. Some of these flowers I am aware of, but until now, did not realise they only had 3 petals. Lovely photos too. Thank you. :-)


  51. valli Says...

    On March 23, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Awesome!


  52. gaby7 Says...

    On March 28, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Lovely!


  53. solidadah Says...

    On April 7, 2011 at 4:05 am

    wonderful papaleng.. :)


  54. gabbic1219 Says...

    On April 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    thanx for sharing such beautiful pics. of these flowers, i love purple..that one was so pretty! flowers are very uplifting,the smell and color they add to a room or around the house:) good info .


  55. gabbic1219 Says...

    On April 9, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    i also went back to look at the first one..the day flower,it is like a blusish purple..that is unique looking!


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