Category Archives: Unusual Flowers

Plant Profile: Paphiopedilum Callosum


The Paphiopedilum Callosum orchid, or Paph for short, is a genus of the Lady Slipper subfamily Cyprpedioideae of the flower plant family Orchidaceae.  It is commonly called the Venus Slipper orchid, and is highly popularized by its visually striking, waxy blooms. … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Aranthera Anne Black Orchid


The Aranthera Anne Black Orchid, more commonly known as Anne Black Orchid, was created for and named after the wife of the British governor of Singapore. The orchid was registered by the Singapore Botanical Gardens in 1957, and was produced by combining … Continue reading

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Flower Beards … Are they really a Trend now?


Big, Bushy Beards are receiving a whole lot of media attention; recently many young men from all over the world (and internet) are adopting this interesting and scruffy look. The Large beards are often associated with a hipster culture,( though … Continue reading

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Wonderfull… or Weird?


Well we all know the world of flowers and plants is a beautiful place. But is it always? While searching for topics for my blogs I came upon some pictures that gave me the impression otherwise. Today I learned, that … Continue reading

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Ceropegia haygarthii – A most unusual bloom…


From the plant family Apocynaceae, this unusual flower was first documented by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, who felt that the flowers look like a fountain of wax. Thus the scientific name was born… keros, meaning wax and pege meaning fountain. … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Saucer Plant (Aeonium tabuliforme)


Here at funflowerfacts.com we love unusual plants, the weirder the better! This pretty little succulent fits the bill. Aeonium tabuliforme, otherwise known as Saucer Plant or Dinner Plate Plant is the flattest plant we know of. Found in Tenerife, they … Continue reading

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The Ghost Fower (Mohavea Confertiflora)


With Halloween just a couple of days away, we’ve got spooky flowers on our minds here at Fun Flower Facts. We like to think of ourselves as a blog with a special interest in flowers and plants with fascinating names … Continue reading

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Weird & Unusual: Bladderwort Plants (Utricularia)


Flowering Utricularia macrorhiza (Bladderwort) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you are a regular reader of this flower blog, you will know that the world is full of weird and unusual flowers and plants, such as: ghost orchids, plants that can dance, … Continue reading

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Weird & Unusual: The Bug Eating Butterwort Plant


Butterworts (Pinguicula) are small, herbaceous plants native the northern hemisphere that produces pretty, purple flowers from May until July. It can grow to be 2-4 inches tall. But don’t let its innocent looking flowers fool you! The butterwort  may look … Continue reading

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Weird & Unusual: Bat Face Cuphea


Now that it is October, here at Fun Flower Facts Flower Blog, we can’t help but think about Halloween-themed flowers, like this “Bat Face Cuphea.” Bat Face Cuphea (Cuphea lluvea) is a mounding perennial shrub native to Mexico that is … Continue reading

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