Extraordinarily Weird But Beautiful Flowers

The world is full of weird and wonderful flowers that sometimes look so strange that we find it difficult to imagine them actually growing in the wild. Some of these are unbelievably odd.

Tricosanthes

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This flower blooms in the mountainous regions of Myanmar. It grows on a vine which is a member of the cucumber family ( Cucurbitaceae).  In the winter it produces fruit of really bright, fiery red colour.

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This close up of its flower shows the almost ragged looking frills that are its petals and are present when it first opens. The plant grows at a furious rate. A seed planted in warm wet conditions will have produced a climber big enough to cover an area of more than ten square feet after two months.

Heliconia

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This is originally a jungle flower which is related to the banana. It is now cultivated under glass and in tropical regions as a decorative flower. These are not at all hardly and need to be protected at all times although some varieties have been developed that will withstand slightly lower temperatures once the flowers have died off. The flowers themselves have very fine hairs along the petals and these can cause skin irritation in some people.

Naked Coral Tree

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The naked coral tree blooms several times each year. These trees can be grown in gardens in mild climates and will grow up to thirty feet high, producing a whole host of amazing flowers.  Colours range from white, through browns of different shades to pinks and reds. In the autumn the green leaves turn a golden brown colour and make the tree look like a living sculpture.

Cockspur Coral Tree

 

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This is the national flower of Argentina.  Because of their rainforest origin these plants bloom serveral times per year but it is difficult to get seed (or beans) from them when they are grown out of their natural environment.  The tree loses its leaves in cooler weather but in spite of its origin it can survive a little frost. It grows to about twelve feet high and has a soft wooden trunk a bit like balsa wood in texture and density.

Bolivian Fuschia

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This strangely beautiful Bolivian rain forest tree sends out long hanging clusters of flowers for most of the year. These stems are around four inches long and the flowers open in succession right down the stem over a few months. Once the blooms have gone this fuschia forms small green fruit which is said to be very tasty.

Pink Puya

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This is a very rare species which is native to Argentina. The goreous pink, blue, mauve and white flowers actually change colour as the flowers mature.   This one can be grown in mild climates as it’s hardy down to about twenty degrees.

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28 Responses to “Extraordinarily Weird But Beautiful Flowers”
  1. valli Says...

    On September 25, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Cool, beautiful flowers.


  2. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On September 25, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Impressive…good job!Take care!


  3. swapna Says...

    On September 25, 2008 at 8:43 am

    very interesting….


  4. Glynis Smy Says...

    On September 25, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Another eyecatcher louie, those pink puya are pretty but strange at the same time.


  5. Darlene McFarlane Says...

    On September 25, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Louie, they are all so beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing them with us.


  6. Rich Leigh Says...

    On September 25, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Beautiful flower pictures you’ve proivided there! Thanks for taking the time to do so. :)


  7. brokenXangel12 Says...

    On September 25, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    interesting but really beautiful


  8. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On September 25, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    These are strange to me. I have never seen or heard of any of them. They ae beautiful and I woud love to have them growing on my deck for my own private jungle. Best wishes, Ruby


  9. johhny yuma Says...

    On September 25, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Exquisite pictures–thank you for showing and telling us about them.
    Damon D. Brewer


  10. R J Evans Says...

    On September 26, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Truly, some weird looking flowers here!


  11. Anne Lyken-Garner Says...

    On September 26, 2008 at 3:52 am

    I love the coral one. I’ve never seen any of these, so thanks for bringing them to my attention.


  12. Judy Sheldon Says...

    On September 26, 2008 at 8:31 am

    These are amazing, Louie. Thank you for sharing.


  13. Moses Ingram Says...

    On September 27, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Amazing and beautiful flowers. I really can’t pick a favourite.


  14. Allison Jae Says...

    On October 2, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    These flowers are simply breathtaking. Great article.


  15. Nelson Jefferson Says...

    On November 3, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    These flowers makes a true garden and can turn any landscape into a flower world. I like their functional shapes. Especially the Heliconia, they are like butterflies doing a play together.


  16. john leddy Says...

    On June 21, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I have Heliconia in abundance in my front yard with no care given whatsoever, except thinning.


  17. Sita Says...

    On June 24, 2009 at 9:09 am

    The Pink Puya is amazing. Proof once again that God (or Nature) has all the color combination already made for us all to enjoy.


  18. dennis de jesus Says...

    On March 26, 2010 at 2:22 am

    amazing array of unique flowers. i love theme all (im a flower lover)


  19. raisha Says...

    On March 27, 2010 at 6:31 am

    nice job. i like the flowers some of them are very cute.thanks for showing us the pictures.take care


  20. Leslie Says...

    On May 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Hmmmm It Wontt Let Me Seee Thee Flower’sz!? But Fromm Readinqq All Thesee Other Comment’sz Thee Flower’sz Seem Pretty Raddd :)


  21. Mia the monkey Says...

    On May 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    The Flower’sz Aree Werid!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH(: & iLovee Yhuuu<3


  22. mia the monkey Says...

    On May 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I dont lovee yhuuu okayyy by the wayy kul flowers


  23. Leslie (: Says...

    On May 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    And By The Way This Smiley Face Look’s Weird—> :)
    iDontt Likee It.. i Only Use (: <—- That Kind Of Smiley Face!


  24. jasmin jasmin Says...

    On May 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    :) YIPPEE!!! These Flowers are soo kul someimes they are very uglyyy lol im bored>>> haha :) l8r


  25. sierra samaniego Says...

    On May 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    FLOWER’S TOTTALY ROCK! (: I LIKE TO SNIFF THEM ALL DAY! tHEY SMELL AMAZING. I LOVE YOU FLOWER’S OF ALL KIND’S


  26. Rebecca Elizabeth Says...

    On September 28, 2011 at 1:25 am

    amazing and great flower photos


  27. Akmal Says...

    On January 27, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Hi Louie,

    First of all, this is an amazing post. Thanks for sharing. I have seen this weird flower called “Narilatha, Liyathambara,Nareepol ” n several sites and blogs.

    Here: http://fabpretty.blogspot.com/2009/10/do-you-have-any-idea-what-should-be.html

    Those pictures are fake probably. But in that same post there are few photos claims as real. I have heard stories that “Narilatha” flowers which are exactly look like naked women grow in the Himalayan region in India. And they only bloom at 20-year intervals.

    I am not interested whether those pictures are real or not. What I want to know is that does Narilatha flower really exist or not?

    Because I’m working on project about Flowers these days. It includes mythical flowers, rare flowers, relevance of flowers to world’s history, place which flowers gain in ancient history, relationship between flowers and religions and few other areas. I’m stuck with this Nareepol flower. It’s actual or not. So so you have any idea about it?

    If you (or anyone here) can give me a short explanation about it,it’s really appropriated. I’m asking this n few other forums but only thin I got is a huge disappointment.

    Thanks.


  28. Frankie Says...

    On March 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    if you search the first flower on Google, it truly is a beautiful flower. its petals look almost like a paper snowflake.


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