Here’s another collection of bizarre-looking but definitely attractive flowers from the different parts of the globe that you need to see in your lifetime. Uses and importance of these unique plants are also included. Join me once again and let’s explore the world of wonderful flowers. So, just keep scrolling that mouse…
Great Masterwort (Astrantia major)
Great Masterwort or Astrantia major is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. This perennial plant belongs to the Apiaceae family. It is endemic to Western Asia and Europe.
It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in many parts of Europe and Asia for its lovely and intricately-designed flowers.
Snail Bean (Vigna caracalla)
Another garden plant that bears uniquely-designed and beautifully-colored flowers is the Snail Bean or Vigna Caracalla. It is native to Central and South America. This plant with curl-shaped flowers took its name from Caracas – the capital of Venezuela.
Other common names: Corkscrew Vine, Snail Creeper and Snail Vine
Uses: Grown as ornamental plant for its fragrant flowers
Importance: The flowers are edible and could be eaten
The peculiar-looking but lovely Afgekia sericea is a perennial plant endemic to Asia. This climbing shrub belongs to the genus Afgekia.
Use: Grown in many part as a garden plant
Butterfly Bush (Rotheca myricoides)
The Butterfly Bush or Rotheca myricoides is so-named because the flowers of this plant resembles butterflies. This uniquely beautiful flowering plant is endemic to Africa.
Use: The plant species is widely cultivated elsewhere
Orange Ball Buddleja
The flowers of the Orange Ball Buddleja or Buddleja globosa looks like orange colored golf balls. They also resemble beehives. The plant is native to Argentina and Chile.
Use: Widely grown for its heavily honey-scented flowers
Feijoa (Acca sellowiana)
Feijoa or Acca sellowiana is a flowering plant endemic to South American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay.
Other common names: Guavasteen and Pineapple Guava
Use: The plant is widely cultivated as a garden plant and fruiting tree in New Zealand, and can be found as a garden plant in Australia and Azerbaijan