Spring is finally coming to my city, in a good mood and try to write something about the spring… So, here is the topic of this post, some unusual flowers. I am sorry that I can not name all of them. If you know some of them, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
1. Dendrobium spectabile flower [link]
Dendrobium spectabile is a warm growing species native to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The 18 inch to 2 foot long canes produce masses of flowers that look like aliens from another world. The plant is easy to grow and flower if you follow the recommended cultural instructions. The flowers are long lasting and have a honey like scent.
2. Stapelia Grandiflora [link]
Stapelia grandiflora is a flowering plant in the Stapelia genus. It is commonly referred to as the Carrion Plant, Starfish Flower, or Starfish Cactus, although it is not related to cacti at all.
3.common wax plant [link]
Wax plant (Hoya carnosa) of the family Asclepiadaceae, a member of the Milkweed family. It is one of 100 species of Hoya that are native to Eastern Asia and Australia. Clusters of attractive, star shaped, pink-white blossoms are produced in summer. They put off a strong smelling waxy viscous material.
4. Globe Thistle [link]
Vibrant violet blue with globe shaped flowers on long stemmed silvery blue foliage. Very striking as a cut flower and holds its blue color amazingly well after drying. Grows in any soil as long as it is well drained.
5. Bat Flower. [link]
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11. Opium Poppy [link]
The Opium Poppy, is the type of poppy from which opium and many refined opiates, including heroin, morphine, thebaine, codeine, papaverine, and noscapine, are extracted. The binomial name means, loosely, the “sleep-bringing poppy”, referring to its narcotic properties. The seeds are important food items, and contain healthy oils used worldwide in the culinary arts. The plant itself is valuable for ornamental purposes.
12. Flamingo flower? [link]
13. Lady orchid [link]
The Lady Orchid’s flower spike can grow to 100 cm in height and is densely covered with up to 50 flowers. The sepals and upper petals are dark red or black. The flower’s labellum is pale pink or white, with a center spotted by clusters of dark red hairs. It is divided into three lobes; the outer two are small and narrow, and the inner is large, rounded, and heart-shaped.
14. Pink and black Protea [link]
Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes.see wiki
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19. passion flower [link]
20. Gloriosa [link]
Gloriosa is a genus of five or six species in the plant family Colchicaceae, from tropical Africa and Asia. They are tender, tuberous rooted deciduous perennials, adapted to summer rainfall with a dormant dry season. wiki
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23. Grevillea [link]
Grevillea was named in honour of Charles Francis Greville. The species range from prostrate shrubs less than 0.5 m tall to trees 35 m tall. Common names include Grevillea, Spider Flower, Silky-oak and Toothbrush.
24. Dutchman’s Pipe [link]
Strange nepethes-like flowering vine. Flowers are large, ornate, and sometimes smelly.
25. Passion Flower [link]
The passion flowers or passion vines (Passiflora) are a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants, the namesakes of the family Passifloraceae. They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous. wiki