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30 Surprising Flowers You've Never Heard of Before

Flowers are beautiful, but sometimes we get stuck in a rut of seeing the same types over and over again. It’s always exciting to come across a new flower we’ve never seen before. Here are 30 of the many surprising and unique flowers you maybe never knew existed:

1. Protea – These are native to South Africa and are known for their large, striking shape and bold colors.

2. Heliconia – Heliconia can grow up to 20 feet tall and come in vibrant colors like orange and red.

3. Angel’s Trumpet – These trumpet-shaped flowers are popular in many South American countries and have a sweet, fruity fragrance.

4. Gloriosa Lily – These tropical vines are often used in landscaping and gardening due to their bright orange and yellow color.

5. Chinese Lantern – These plants are known for their bright red-orange fruits which look like miniature paper lanterns.

6. Queen Anne’s Lace – This delicate flower looks like a miniature umbrella with tiny white flowers that form a lacy pattern.

7. Silene – This flower has been grown for over 3,000 years and comes in colors like pink, purple, red, and white.

8. Bladderwort – This unique flower grows in aquatic environments and produces small, delicate blooms in shades of violet and yellow.

9. Phlomis – Also known as ‘Jerusalem Sage,’ these pretty flowers grow in clusters and come in shades of pink, purple, and yellow.

10. Amaranth – This flower has long been used in agriculture for its edible leaves and seeds. It also has a brilliant, flame-red color.

11. St. John’s Wort – This flower has long been associated with medicinal qualities and can be used for depression and anxiety.

12. Cockscomb – These flowers have a bright, velvety texture and come in shades of red, pink, and purple.

13. Red-hot-poker – These flowers resemble small torches and are found in shades of yellow, orange, and red.

14. Nicotiana – This flower has a sweet fragrance and comes in colors like pink, white, and yellow.

15. Gaillardia – This flower is also known as the ‘Blanket Flower’ due to its multicolored petals that resemble a Native American blanket.

16. Wishbone flower – This flower comes in shades of pink, blue, and white, and has a tiny wishbone-shaped structure in the center.

17. Voodoo lily – This flower makes up for its unusual appearance with its unusual smell, which is described as a mixture of rotting meat and Limburger cheese.

18. Iris of Sibirica – This type of iris comes in shades of blue and purple and is perfect for gardens.

19. Moth Orchid – As the name suggests, these orchids are pollinated by moths and have long-lasting blooms in shades of pink, white, and yellow.

20. Foxglove – This flower is toxic if ingested, but it is also known for its medicinal properties as it can be used to treat heart disease.

21. Lupine – This flower is found in a variety of colors and has a spiky, wild appearance.

22. Black-eyed susan – This flower is native to North America and has bright, sunny blooms with a black center.

23. Red-blotched leaf – This plant produces pretty yellow and pink flowers and has red blotches on its leaves.

24. Bee balm – Bee balm has a unique aroma that attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It also comes in bright, bold colors like red and purple.

25. Mimosa pudica – Also known as the ‘Sensitive Plant,’ this flower folds its leaves inward when it is touched or disturbed.

26. Chinese forget-me-not – This petite flower comes in blue, pink, or white and is often used in floral arrangements.

27. Heartleaf bergenia – This flower has a heart-shaped leaf and comes in shades of pink, red, and white.

28. Balloon flower – This unique flower gets its name from the balloon-like shape it forms right before it blooms.

29. Angelonia – These flowers are also known as the ‘Summer Snapdragon’ due to their long, slender shape and pastel colors.

30. Blue lace flower – This flower has a delicate lace-like appearance and comes in a pretty blue color.

In conclusion, there are so many diverse and seemingly unlikely flowers out there that are just waiting to be discovered. With a little bit of research, you’re sure to find a new, unique favorite that you might never have thought of before.