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16 Plants That Prove Nature Is Full of Wonder

 Did you know that there is a flower that grows on a dormant volcano in Hawaii and only blooms once in its 90-year-long lifespan? Or that Bonsai trees can survive for hundreds of years? The diversity of plant life around the world is as vast as it is fascinating, isn't it? Admire 16 outstanding plants from all over the world. These natural creations are exceptionally rare, special, and beautiful!

1. This yellow lotus flower is pure perfection!

Wonderful Plants yellow lotus flower
Image Source: Reddit

2. This Bonsai tree is 800 years old!

Wonderful Plants Bonsai tree 800 years old
Image Source: Reddit

3. The Gnome Plant is a very rare and unusual perennial plant native to the west coast of North America. It's pink, and it grows in dense clumps, which makes it look more like a coral than a plant.

Wonderful Plants Gnome Plant
Image Source: Reddit
 

4. This amazing colorful corn variety is called glass gem corn. It's derived from Flint corn, an ancient type of corn cultivated by Native Americans.

Wonderful Plants glass gem corn
Image Source: Imgur

5. The vibrant foliage of the Japanese red maple covering a dreamy forest cottage

Wonderful Plants Japanese red maple covering a dreamy forest cottage
Image Source: Reddit

6. The Haleakala silversword is only found on the dormant Haleakalā volcano on Maui, Hawaii, at elevations above 2,100 meters (6,900 ft). Even though these plants can live between 3 and 90 years, they only bloom once - dying soon after. This beautiful silver sword is in full bloom.

Wonderful Plants Haleakala silversword
Image Source: Reddit
 

7. This mesquite tree in the Sonoran desert is trying to run away!

Wonderful Plants mesquite tree in the Sonoran desert
Image Source: Reddit

8. Ferraria divaricata is a rare African flowering plant in the Iridaceae family

Wonderful Plants Ferraria divaricata
Image Source: Reddit

9. A nearly perfectly symmetrical maroon dahlia

Wonderful Plants maroon dahlia
Image Source: Reddit

10. A lovely field of Shirley poppies

Wonderful Plants field of Shirley poppies
Image Source: Reddit

11. Another rare flower is the Iris hermona. It grows on the Golan Heights in Israel and Syria, and only around 250 clumps of this flower survive.

Wonderful Plants Iris hermona
Image Source: Reddit

12. The vivid bark of the rainbow eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) tree from up close.

Wonderful Plants rainbow eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta)
Image Source: Reddit
 

13. A lone red tree reminding us that fall is here - New England, USA

Wonderful Plants red tree New England, USA
Image Source: Reddit

14. The queen of the night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) is a species of cactus that blooms very rarely and only at night. Her beautiful white blooms wilt before dawn, so spotting one in the wild is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Wonderful Plants Epiphyllum oxypetalum
Image Source: Reddit

15. A detailed look at a puffball mushroom

Wonderful Plants puffball mushroom
Image Source: Reddit

16. The spectacular beauty of the Camellia Japonica

Wonderful Plants Camellia Japonica
Image Source: Reddit
Share these wonderful plants with those who love all things nature!
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