Top 10 Biggest Flower in the World
The top biggest flower in the world, including Amazon’s giant water lily, the corpse flower, and sea flower – Neptune grass, among others find in our list.
Rafflesia arnoldii, the flower that grows in Sumatra and Borneo, is the biggest flower in the world. It’s astounding how huge some flowers can grow to be. But it isn’t surprising that flowers help spread smiles and love.
It’s Mother Nature gift to the world, a natural adornment to the landscapes.
Their natural fragrance and colors help make the atmosphere more attractive and cheerful, it adds that beauty and uniqueness that man-made things cannot.
Our Top 10 Flower
The world is full of flowers. And this article, we talk about the top 10 biggest flower:
1. Rafflesia Arnoldii (Corpse Flower)
This beauty can grow up to 3 feet. Also called the Corpse Flower, Rafflesia Arnoldii is the queen of all the parasitic organisms. This flower is found in Southern Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Rafflesia Arnoldii is also the world’s yuckiest flower! Known for its blood-red bloom, one meter wide and reeling stench that of a rotting corpse, it’s quite funky! Don’t you think?
2. Amorphophallus titanium (Titan arum)
Botanists say the Amorphophallus titanium is the largest unbranched inflorescence in the plant kingdom. It is also called a corpse flower because of the powerful stink it gives off. This flower can grow up to a whopping 8 feet. The Titan arum, as its also called, is listed Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Botanists say there are less than 1,000 of these flowers left in the world.
3. Talipot Palm
This plant is the largest branched inflorescence in the world, one of the largest palms in the world. It can grow up to 25 metres. But it is a slow-growing palm. The Talipot Palm is cultivated as an ornamental tree in the tropics. It can be found in China, Sri Lanka and India.
4. Neptune Grass (Posidonia oceanic)
Experts believe this flower or grass is their tool against climate change. Unfortunately, it’s only found in the Mediterranean. Neptune Grass grows into undersea meadows. In 2006, scientists discovered a colony of Neptune grass believed to be over 100,000 years old, going over 8km. This marine flower actually absorbs and stores carbon.
5. Quaking Aspen (Trembling aspens)
Quaking Aspen is highly regarded for its leaves. It boasts flat leaves attached to branches with long petioles (stalks). They tremble in light breezes, thus the name trembling aspens. This flower is found in dense and pure stands. It creates an enchanting golden vista when the leaves change color in autumn.
Sunflowers may seem like any other ordinary flower, but it can grow to be very big up to 7 feet. The Sunflower Giraffe is called the true giant. It has bright yellow petals with a wooly brown structure in the middle. A single sunflower can have as much as 1000 to 2000 seeds. Sunflowers are said to be Mother Nature’s cleaning agent as it soaks up pollutants and radiations.
7. Amazon Water Lily
There are giant water lilies in the Amazon. Known as Victoria regia, it was chosen to honor an 18-year-old Queen Victoria who had succeeded to the throne in 1837. This water lily’s official discovery is said to have been in 1801 by Thaddaus Haenke, a Bohemian-born botanist. The Amazon water lily is extremely large, with round leaves and upturned rims. It can measure up to 3 meters in diameter.
8. Tree Peony
This is a woody, deciduous shrub flower. Tree peonies lose their foliage in the autumn, but their woody stems do not die back to the ground. They are said to flower for a week to 10 days mid to late spring. Botanists say the tree pony can live up to 100 years.
Commonly called the large-flowered Mangolia, it can grow up to 25 meters tall. Mangolia is found in North America, Central America, West Indies and Southeast Asia. Its flower is said to be rubbery with 18 tepals of pink, yellow and white, with tints of purple. Mangolia has a scent like lemon, and can be used for flavoring purposes in tea, vegetables and rice.
This flower is mainly found in warm regions and the tropics. It is flowery and has a beautiful fragrance. Hibiscus belongs to the Mallow family. The color of these flowers vary, from white, to pink, dark red, yellow, purple, orange, and blue among others. It’s very beautiful.You can come across these flowers across the world, look for it in your country as well. Maybe you will find one of these top 10 flower.