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Weird and Bizarre But Absolutely Lovely Flowers Uses and Importance II

What does it take to be different and be well known? Should it be weird or bizarre? Of course, it must be unique in the first place. HereÂ’s an additional collection of bizarre-looking but definitely attractive flowers from the different parts of the world. And as usual, the importance and uses of these uniquely beautiful flowers are included.

What does it take to be different and be well known? Should it be weird or bizarre?  Of course, it must be unique in the first place. Here’s an additional collection of bizarre-looking but definitely attractive flowers from the different parts of the world. And as usual, the importance and uses of these uniquely beautiful flowers are included.

Cape-pondweed (Aponogeton distachyos)

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Cape-pondweed or Aponogeton distachyum is a perfect choice for those who are in search for unique plant for their pond. It is native to South Africa and other nearby areas.

Other common names: Water Hawthorn, Vleikos, Cape Pond Weed

Uses: Widely grown in many parts of the world

Importance:  The plant is widely cultivated in South Africa for its edible buds and flowers which is used in the recipe Waterblommetjiebredie.

It is also used as an aquarium and pond plant.

Aquilegia (Columbine)

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The pretty and unusually-shaped Columbine cultivar on the above picture is called 'Magpie'. The word columbine is Latin which means “dove”. It is widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere and usually grows in meadows and woodlands. It is known for the spurred petals of its flowers.

Crimson Columbine

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Crimson Columbine or Aquilegia Formosa is an attractive wildflower endemic to North America.

Other   common names: Western Columbine and Red Columbine

Use: grown as ornamental plant for its lovely flowers

Importance: Plateau Indians used the plant to concoct a perfume

Water Willow (Justicia procumbens)

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Water Willow or Justicia procumbens is a flowering plant native to India where it is called Karambal and Pitpapada.

Use: The juice of leaves is squeezed in the eyes in case of ophthalmia

Downy Burdock (Arctium tomentosum)

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Downy Burdock or Arctium tomentosum bears one of the most unusual flowers in the world. It is native to Europe and Asia

Other common name: Woolly Burdock

Uses: Food source for both humans and animals

Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum)

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The Titan Arum or Amorphophallus titanum is probably the most unusual and weirdest plant in the world. Its binomial name itself is already weird and it literally means Giant Misshapen Penis. This flowering plant has the world's largest unbranched inflorescence. The odor of the plants flower is very horrific and is comparable to rotting dead animal which is why it is also called “corpse flower”.

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Comments (2)

Well presented and fully enjoyed. DIGG

A really marvelous and highly informative article. I liked particularly the picture of the Titan Arum plant. It is really exotic!

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