Did you know that Henry Beecher once said: “Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into?” Yet, every flower is a soul blossoming in nature!
Indeed, our God is an artist ‘par excellence’, simply the best, and flowers are perhaps one of His best creations on the Earth. Although flowers can have quite a short life, just like butterflies, they undoubtedly fill our hearts and eyes with endless joy for their time being!
For ages, these wonderful gifts of nature have been helping us show and reflect our emotions and feelings. Their shapes, fragrance and brilliant myriad of colors are enough to make every person ‘get in the mood’.
A beautiful bouquet of sweet-smelling flowers can be a perfect present for any occasion, be it anniversaries, birthdays or wedding ceremonies! A great number of flowers are also used for making cosmetic products and natural medicines. And many of these blooming beauties have special significance or meanings (for instance, the red rose is always the symbol of love and passion!)
Roses, carnations, tulips, sunflowers, dahlias… the list goes on and on. With so many options to choose from, selecting 11 most beautiful flowers in the world is certainly not an easy task to do.
Here is a list of 11 most beautiful flowers in the world:
1. Her Majesty The Rose
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” wrote Shakespeare once in his renowned play Romeo and Juliet. Oh yes, most ‘top most beautiful flowers’ lists out there reserve the No. 1 spot right for this one. This pretty, sweet-smelling flower has all what it takes to be the prettiest flower in the world!
It would not be wrong to say that rose is a synonym with beauty and love. This woody perennial shrub belongs to the genus ‘Rosa’. Roses are found almost everywhere on Earth. This beautiful flower comes in a variety of colors and hues, and each color holds a different meaning. For example, while a red rose is a symbol of love, a yellow rose stands for friendship. From poets to artists, the rose has been a source of undying inspiration for people through the centuries!
2. The Gazania
Gazania is native to South Africa where it is also known as ‘treasure flower’. The best thing about this flower is that it comes in a variety of strange patterns and radiating colors such as shades of pink, dark red, yellow and orange.
The petals of this amazing flower come in single colors as well as in graded shades. This hardy beauty with its daisy-like flowers certainly deserves a top spot in the list of most beautiful flowers in the world!
3. The Plumeria
Plumeria, which is native to Brazil, Caribbean and Central America, comes in several varieties.
It belongs to the dogbane family – Apocynaceae, and is known for its mesmerizing scent and dazzling beauty.
Plumeria has medium size flowers, which come in a variety of vibrant colors like pink, red, yellow and other.
4. The Chrysanthemum
Carolus Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy, gave this beautiful flower its name, which means ‘golden flower’ in Greek (‘chrys’ means golden and ‘anthemon’ means flower). The flowers come in a number of shapes- they can be button-shaped, pompous, decorative or daisy-like. Although yellow is the traditional color of chrysanthemum flowers, these can also be found in other colors, including red, white and purple.
Chrysanthemum flowers are extremely appreciated ones because not only do they look beautiful, but they also have a number of meanings associated with them. Namely, the chrysanthemum symbolizes optimism, long life, fidelity and joy.