Top 7 Biggest Flower Species In The World

For those nature lovers who like to plant and spend all day in their garden then seeing the trees full of flowers will definitely spell happiness. It is like a therapy session looking at the trees being taken good care of as well as the flowers blooming and flourishing.

Have you ever asked yourself, what are the biggest flowers that you wish to see on this earth? Well, we would like to share with you the top 7 biggest flower species in the world that can also be found in the tropical rainforest.

7. Peony Plant

The peony plant is considered the biggest wooden shrub in which the flower can grow up to more than 25cm in diameter. The flowers can either come in the form of singular, partially multiplied or multiplied. The most common form will be multiplied with the colors being bright red and white.

The shoots of the peony plant do not produce any nectars to attract any insects. As the season goes by, the sprout will start to grow until it reaches the size of an apple before becoming a flower.

6. Southern Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora or more known as southern magnolia is a plant originating from southeast America. This plant comprises a very big white flower that smells delightful and is attached to the huge and thick stem.

This cup-shaped flower is almost 8 inches in width and can reach a diameter of up to 30cm. The plant itself can reach a staggering height of 90 feet. Similar to Peony, the southern magnolia also does not produce any nectars.

But it attracts other insects due to the unique smell of the flower and its sweet seepage.

5. Pelican

Aristolochia gigantea
or also known as the pelican fower is a deciduous vine plant with one of the biggest flowers in the world. Interestingly enough the plant also emits a very pungent smell similar to your gym socks.

The flowers appear green to white with bright purple to brown veins. The flower has a shape similar to a heart with its center being dark which attracts butterflies to pollinate it. Every flower is 10 to 20 cm in width and categorized into three parts; body, utricle, and tube.

Fertilized flies after being attracted to the smell will carry in pollen and move to the tubes of the flower until the utricle where the reproductive organ is located.

4. Sunflower

The sunflower plant belongs to the species group of Helianthus annuus in which the flowers look like the sun. Despite many types of sunflowers being planted in yards, the flower tends to grow to a really huge size.

The true growth of the sunflower depends on its background and genetics. However, there are several sunflower plants that are considered the biggest flowers in the world. Until 2013, the biggest sunflower ever recorded measured 30 feet and 1 inch in size.

It was planted by Hans-Peter Schiffer in Karst, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany.

3. Queen of the Andes

Puya ramondii,
also known as Queen of the Andes originates from Andes Bolivia and Peru. On top of that, it is also the biggest bromeliad species out there. Bromeliad is any tropical plant or subtropical from the family of Bromeliaceae America and usually comprises leaf rosette.

This plant commonly grows at a height of 4100 to 4800 meters above sea level and has one of the biggest flower stalks on this earth. Its big-sized stalks can grow more than 8 meter in height that contains thousands of flowers.

Every flower will be white cream in color and almost 3 inches wide with the anther being bright orange.

2. Titan arum

Titan arum is a herbal flowering plant from the Araceae family that is well known for having a very stinky smell or some might call it the corpse flower. The flower can grows more than 3 meters tall and the whole part of the plant can reach a height of 3 to 4 meters as well as weighing 77kg.

This plant is endemic to the western Sumatera but is being planted at botanical gardens across the globe. The inflorescences have one secondary fragrant flower wrapped around an old green spathe that is dark red on the inside.

It also has the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world.

1. Padma Flower or Rafflesia

The gigantic Padma is popular with its botanical name Rafflesia arnoldii and originates from the rainforest of Malaysia and Indonesia. This plant tops the list for being the biggest flower in the world with a diameter of more than 3 feet and weighing up to 20 pounds.

It is a parasite plant without any stem, leaves or roots. There are roughly 30 known species of this flower that can only be found in the deep forest of southeast Asia. It cannot flourish outside of this area making it easier to be extinct.

This flower also emits an interesting odor similar to other plants above but the stench also attracts other insects to pollinate.


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