Flowers are the most beautiful part of nature. They add beauty and freshness in our lives. Sitting under the tree in a park during the day and watching the bees sucking the nectar from the freshly blossomed flowers, is a real bliss. The pleasant fragrance of the flowers bring peace and calmness in our minds and makes us stress-free. Flowers are used to gracing various occasions like weddings, birthdays, religious functions, graduation ceremonies, funerals, etc. During ancient times they were used to deliver secret messages to one another as each flower had a different meaning. This tradition is alive even today. Flowers are the best way to bring a smile on someone’s face or to mend the ages-old broken relation. They symbolize happiness and spread positivism all around. Though every flower is alluring in its way, there are some of them which I find extremely beautiful, and they are as under: –
10: Cherry Blossom: –
The beautiful pink and white colored Cherry Blossoms is the national flower of Japan. They were given to the US by the Mayor of Tokyo on March 27, 1912, as a gesture to be a strong friendship between them. They are popularly known as “Sukara” and there blooming the spring season signifies the start of a new phase of life. The blooming period starts from March ending and can continue for 14 days. They look pretty both on the trees and on the ground. Female rulers of an empire during the ancient era used to sit under these trees and enjoy the serene beauty of nature. At the DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival the visitors can enjoy the sight of more than 3000 fully blossomed cherry trees. Taiwan, China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Korea are some of the countries to which these flowers are endowed.
How beautiful will a garden look when the garden contains flowers having the shape of a heart! As they are heart-shaped and have big leaves, they are known as Bleeding Hearts. When 20 heart bloom on every stem it looks immensely blissful. It is available in different colors like White, Pink, Red, and Yellow. They are categorized as ornamental plants and are scientifically known as Dicentra Speceabilis. Planter needs to be very careful while planting these plants because every part of this plant is poisonous and causes irritation to the skin.
One of the most beautiful and colorful flowers of South Africa is the Bird of Paradise. It is popularly known as crane flower and is under exotic flowers categorized. It has a unique shape resembling a bright colored bird flying in the sky. The long, green, fan-like leaves make the flower stand out from the rest. The blades of the leaves are 6 inches wide and 18 inches long making it a four feet height plant. When the flowers bloom from May to September, it develops 3 vertical orange colored petals and 3 horizontal blue colors sepals. they represent the tropical flowers belonging to the Banana family. The best weather for them is summers as they required regular watering until they grow fully.
This pretty flower named after a famous botanist Anders Dahl is a national flower of Mexico. It is also known as a tuberous and perennial plant that grows in the same way as potatoes. The size of the flower ranges from 2 inches to 20 inches in diameter. It is available in various colors except for blue. They belong to the same species as Daises and Sunflowers. There are approximately 30 species and 30 thousand cultivators who take care of this flower all around the world. Till the 19th century, Dahlia was considered as a vegetable and was eaten. The head of the flower contains small disc stems from the center and has ray stems all around it. Even though they are the native flower of Mexico, Columbia, and Central America, they are cultivated all over the world.
One of the most beautiful aquatic flowers among all is Water Lillie’s. There are around 70 different species of Water Lillie’s in the world. They generally grow in still and shallow water with their long stems and leaves. They even contribute to protecting the ecosystem. As they help in balancing the water temperature and act as an excellent source for the fishes. The flowers bloom during the spring season which means, they fall and remain open in the morning and closed down in the evening. Water Lillie’s are available in various shades like Pink, Orange, Yellow, Purple, White, Blue, etc. The White Water Lilly is the national flower of Bangladesh, and the Blue Water Lilly is the national flower of Sri Lanka.
Gazania, known as African daisy or treasure flower is a native flower of South Africa. This flower got his name from the Greece Italian Scholar named Theodore of Gaza. It belongs to the Daisy family. It is 6 to 10 inches tall in length and 10 inches wide. They have a brighter colorful appearance with long silver-green leaves. The flower needs full exposure to light and grows well in sandy and dry soil. When the sunlight is dim in the evenings and night time, this flower shed down its leaves. The ideal blooming period of this flower is between late spring and early summer. Gazanias are available in pretty colors like Red, Orange, White, Pink, and Yellow.
Lotus is the prettiest aquatic flower which grows in the muddy and dusty ponds but has a beautiful and colorful appearance. The Pink Lotus is the National flower of India and is the symbol of purity, majesty, grace, wealth and knowledge. This flower does not grow in the colder area but needs full sunlight. It has long stems, round leaves, and petals covering the flower from all the sides. It is also used as herbal medicine in various parts of Asia. It holds great importance in various traditional festivals of Hindus and Buddhist. They are generally 20 cm long and popularly known as Egyptian Water Lilies or the Tiger Lotus. Lotus along with being beautiful has a pleasant fragrance. It opens its petals .in the morning and closes in the night.
The next favorite flower is Tulip flowers. Tulip flower means “Perfect Love “. Different color of tulips carry their own significance. They have got their name from the Turkish language in which Turkey means Turban and the flower significantly symbolizes the Turkish hat. It belongs to the Liliaceae family and has originated from the Netherlands. Iran was the first country to start the official cultivation of this flower. Tulips bloom during springs and have a short blooming time spent of about 5 to 7 days. The Flower contains 2 to 6 leaves that are of the shape of spiral and stay together with the help of wax. The generally grow up to 4 inches above the ground. Being a symbol, of love and passion, they are available in various colors like pink, orange, white, purple, black, red except blue. They are among the highly cultivated flowers having 3000 varieties and 150 different species. They are distributed widely across the world from Europe to Asia.
The 2nd most beautiful flower in the world are the orchids. They are one of the unique and largely cultivated herbs in the world. They can grow in every type of environment except for the extreme hot and cold climate. They have a wide variety of species accounting to about 28,000 in number. The uniqueness of the flower along with attractive colors like Pink, Yellow, Red, Purple attracts the birds and the insects contributing to the pollination. Orchids leaves are perennial, thick, dry and leathery. These flowers are a symbol of love and purity and have geometrically shaped petals. Some of the Orchids also can develop the shape of birds and animals like the Bees attracting the opposite gender. Their blooming period lasts up to 6 weeks. They are a native flower of the United States and Canada. Vanilla gets extracted from one of the spacious of Orchid flower known as Vanilla planifolia. It used in the making of various perfumes, spices, and traditional medicines.
Here comes the most beautiful flower in the world. They are considered as the most popular, loved and highly planted flowers all around. They have a lot of fragrance. Rose flowers come in variety of color like Pink, Red, White, Yellow, Orange, etc. There are around 2830 species of Roses in the world. They originally native of North America but are also found in various parts of Asia. They have woody, thorny stems and known as a perennial plant and comes under the category of ornamental plants. Every Rose flower has five petals and five sepals except for Rosa Sericea which has only four leaves. Roses are also used as a decorative item and as a piece of jewelry. Every color of Rose holds a unique significance such as the Yellow Rose is for friendship; Red roses show love and White Rose symbolizes peace. These pleasant smelling and attractive looking flowers are being cultivated all over the world since 500 b.c.
The list of beautiful flowers is very exotic as every flower in the world is beautiful in its way. Flowers can bring happiness in life, change our mood, brighten up the atmosphere, turn a sad face into a happy one and what not. They are witnesses to our good and bad times. They stay with us from birth to death and play a silent yet vital role in our day to day life.