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!
2. This Bonsai tree is 800 years old!
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.
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.
5. The vibrant foliage of the Japanese red maple covering a dreamy forest cottage
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.
7. This mesquite tree in the Sonoran desert is trying to run away!
8. Ferraria divaricata is a rare African flowering plant in the Iridaceae family
9. A nearly perfectly symmetrical maroon dahlia
10. A lovely field of Shirley poppies
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.
12. The vivid bark of the rainbow eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) tree from up close.
13. A lone red tree reminding us that fall is here - New England, USA
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.
15. A detailed look at a puffball mushroom
16. The spectacular beauty of the Camellia Japonica
Share these wonderful plants with those who love all things nature!