In nature we can see flowers of all sizes and colours. Currently, there are around 425,000 species of plants with flowers catalogued in the whole planet. Although some of them have really strange forms, what really makes them special is their scarcity.
These are some of the rarest flowers and plants in the world, threatened by extinction, or which are scarce in our planet:
The distinctive feature of this beautiful white flower is their short flowering period. Such a short event, in fact, that it is rarely seen. The flower opens after midnight and dies before sunrise. This makes it the most expensive flower in the world, if it can be sold.
This strange and scarce flower can reach more than three meters in height. Instead of being fragrant, they give off a fetid and unpleasant smell. Its centre is a bright red colour that attracts scavenger insects. A really rare flower.
Showy Lady’s Slipper Flower
This delicate yellow and purple orchid now only grows on a golf course in the English county of Lancashire. Although cultivating the flower to proliferate it has been tried, the results have been in vain. The flower is guarded by police for over a century now due to its extraordinary rarity and scarcity.
For centuries, it was thought that the flowering of these small white flowers was a myth that only appears in Buddhist books. It is said that they only flower every 3000 years. In Seoul, these flowers were discovered on the head of a statue of Buddha.
This extremely strange plant was discovered in 2007. Since then and up to now, it appears on the list of the 100 most endangered species in the world. It is a huge carnivorous plant that can reach up to one and a half meters in height.
The rare sea green and purple colour of this flower makes it one of the most striking. The rounded flowers, which are extremely durable are pollinated by bats who hang from them to collect their nectar. Currently, they are in danger of extinction, which is why they are extremely protected.
Up till a few years ago, this flower was believed to be extinct until it was discovered again on the Rock of Gibraltar in 1994.
This red camellia is currently considered the rarest flower in the world, as there are only two known examples, in the United Kingdom and in New Zealand.
All of these plants are extremely precious due to their scarcity. If years ago, the plant preservation process had been known, maybe we could still enjoy species that have become extinct or that are in the process of becoming extinct. Preservation is a natural conservation process that allows plants and flowers to maintain their original appearance for a long time. At Verdissimo, we offer you are great variety of preserved flowers and plants for all kinds of interior floral decoration.
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