Category Archives: Weird and Wacky

A Floral Mystery from Space


The Ganjoji temple in Japan has a very old Cherry Tree, it’s estimated to be about 1250 years old. In 2008 some cherry stones from this tree were sent into space. They stayed on the International Space Station for 8 … Continue reading

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Fresh Flowers, from a vending machine?


You have to admit, it’s a novel idea. Just pop your credit card in the vending machine, choose a bouquet and voila! You have a ready made bouquet to give to a loved one… In Shanghai, China an entrepreneur has … 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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Dictamnus – The Real Burning Bush


When you use the common name “Burning Bush” most people assume you are talking about Kochia, a popular annual that is grown for its foliage which turns red in Autumn. But they’d be wrong! The true Burning Bush is actually … 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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Weird & Unusual: Dragon’s Blood Tree


Happy October, the month of Halloween and all things spooky! Let’s start the month off with an unusual plant with an unusual, slightly eerie name: the Dragon’s Blood Tree. The Dragon’s Blood Tree (dracaena cinnabari) is an evergreen tree native … Continue reading

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More Guinness World Record Flower Facts


Here at Fun Flower Facts, we love fun flower facts! It’s what our little flower blog is all about! You can learn so much on this blog, such as the history of flowers, unusual plants, plants that kill people, roses … Continue reading

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Weird & Wacky: The Crooked Forest of Gryfino, Poland


A forest of crooked trees. It sounds that like an eerie setting for a fantasy story, but believe it or not, there is a place like this on Earth. In Gryfino, Poland, there is a living, breathing forest dubbed “Crooked … Continue reading

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