Unique Flowers: 22 Extraordinary Flowers Will Surprise You

Majestic and Unique Flowers

A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to affect reproduction, usually by providing a mechanism for the union of sperm with eggs. Flowers may facilitate outcrossing (fusion of sperm and eggs from different individuals in a population) resulting from cross-pollination or allow selfing (fusion of sperm and egg from the same flower) when self-pollination occurs. Some unique flowers produce diaspores without fertilization (parthenocarpy). Flowers contain sporangia and are the site where gametophytes develop. Many flowers have evolved to be attractive to animals, so as to cause them to be vectors for the transfer of pollen. After fertilization, the ovary of the flower develops into fruit-containing seeds.

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Hooker’s Lips

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How many plant species are there in the world?

There are about 391,000 species of vascular plants currently known to science, of which about 369,000 species (or 94 percent) are flowering plants, according to a report by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in the United Kingdom. *    

The Naked Man Orchid

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The Snap Dragon Seed Pod

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Hanging Lobster Claw Flower

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The Monkey Face Orchid

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The Bird of Paradise

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The Ice Cream Tulip

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The Moth Orchid

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