Life­Globe has already had a lot of arti­cles about flow­ers, today we will try to col­lect the most beau­ti­ful flow­ers in the world in one place. Of course, it is impos­si­ble to unam­bigu­ous­ly name some plants more beau­ti­ful than oth­ers, so we tried to ignore the num­ber of pos­si­ble fac­tors for eval­u­a­tion and focused on the exter­nal beau­ty and vari­ety of col­ors, both rec­og­niz­able all over the world and lit­tle known. We bring to your atten­tion the result­ing selec­tion of the 10 most amaz­ing, in our opin­ion, types of flow­ers. Meet them, dis­cuss and offer your own col­or options that can com­pete in beau­ty with the dozen below!

The most beautiful flowers in the world

So, in 10th place set­tled the vast genus of orchids Den­dro­bi­um, found­ed back in 1799 by Olaf Schwartz and cur­rent­ly num­ber­ing more than 1200 species.


These orchids are native to much of south­ern, east­ern, and south­east­ern Asia, includ­ing the Philip­pines, Bor­neo, Aus­tralia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and New Zealand.


The genus name comes from the Greek words den­dron (“tree”) and bios (“life”), and is gen­er­al­ly trans­lat­ed as “liv­ing in trees”, or, in fact, “epi­phyte”.


The 9th line of the list “The most beau­ti­ful flow­ers in the world” is occu­pied by Lan­tana — a sep­a­rate genus of the Ver­be­na fam­i­ly, with about 150 species.


These amaz­ing flow­ers are native to the trop­i­cal regions of North and South Amer­i­ca and Africa, but there are also intro­duced species of lan­thanum in oth­er areas of the globe, main­ly in the Aus­tralian-Pacif­ic region.


This rare ver­vain genus includes herba­ceous plants and shrubs, reach­ing 0.5–2 meters in height.


In 8th place were Hyacinths famil­iar to many — a small genus of flow­ers in the Aspara­gus fam­i­ly.


For a long time, researchers could not decide which genus to clas­si­fy hyacinths as — at one time they even “were” part of the Lil­i­aceae fam­i­ly.

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Hyacinths are native to the east­ern Mediter­ranean (from south­ern Turkey to north­ern Israel) and the north­east­ern regions of Iran and Turk­menistan.


The 7th place in beau­ty is Dicen­tra — a small (about 20 species) genus of herba­ceous plants from the Dymyankovye fam­i­ly, famous for its orig­i­nal heart-shaped flow­ers.


For their appear­ance, they are often called bleed­ing hearts.


The name itself con­sists of the Greek words dis “twice” and k?ntron “spurs”).

two spurs

Most of the dicen­tra grows in East Asia and North Amer­i­ca.


Each flower con­sists of two tiny sepa­ls and four bi-sym­met­ri­cal petals: the two out­er petals are usu­al­ly curved out­wards and have a mar­su­pi­al shape at the base, while the inner petals are com­plete­ly straight.


Rud­beck­ia set­tled on the 6th line — a genus of herba­ceous plants of the Aster fam­i­ly, num­ber­ing about 40 species.


Some of these species are cul­ti­vat­ed in Europe and Africa as orna­men­tals and often run wild, but the orig­i­nal Rud­beck­ia was dis­cov­ered in North Amer­i­ca by ear­ly set­tlers who gave these inter­est­ing black and yel­low flow­ers the poet­ic name “Black-eyed Susan­na”.


The Ger­mans have a dif­fer­ent name — “Sun Hat”.


The very name Rud­beck­ia was giv­en to a new plant species by Carl Lin­naeus — in hon­or of the famous Swedish botanists, father and son Rud­beck.


5th place went to the Callams — flow­ers of the Aron­nikov fam­i­ly, which are quite pop­u­lar with us.


This genus is the only rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Cal­loideae sub­fam­i­ly and includes only one species — Marsh Calla (or Marsh Calla).


As can be judged from the name, these flow­ers live in swampy areas on the banks of swampy reser­voirs and rivers of tem­per­ate lat­i­tudes of the north­ern hemi­sphere: in Cen­tral, East­ern and North­ern Europe (in the east of France and Nor­way), North Asia and North Amer­i­ca (Alas­ka, Cana­da, north­east­ern Unit­ed States).

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The 4th line in the rank­ing of “The most beau­ti­ful flow­ers in the world” is occu­pied by Hydrangea, whose genus has about 80 species of plants grow­ing main­ly in South and East Asia (Chi­na, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas and Indone­sia), as well as in North and South Amer­i­ca. Most types of hydrangeas are found in East Asia, espe­cial­ly in Chi­na, Japan and Korea.


Usu­al­ly these are shrubs from 1 to 3 meters high, but some liana-like species can reach 30 meters in length by “climb­ing” trees.

Bright colors

Hydrangeas come in both decid­u­ous and ever­green vari­eties, but among the wide­ly cul­ti­vat­ed species, all plants are decid­u­ous.

The most beautiful flowers in the world

These inter­est­ing flow­ers were named after Princess Hort­ense, sis­ter of Holy Roman Prince Karl-Hein­rich of Nas­sau-Siegen.


In Euro­pean sci­en­tif­ic cir­cles, these flow­ers were lat­er giv­en the name Hydrangea, trans­lat­ed from ancient Greek as “Ves­sel with water”.


The top three is closed by the “Par­adise Flower” Stre­litzia, which is a genus of four species of peren­ni­al plants found only in South Africa.

StrelitziaRiot of colors

The genus is named after the Queen of Great Britain Char­lotte of Meck­len­burg-Stre­litz (Stre­litz is the duchy where the future queen was born).


For its amaz­ing appear­ance, the Stre­litzia flower has been infor­mal­ly called the Bird of Par­adise.

bird of paradise

In sec­ond place is the ten­der Can­na, the only genus of plants in the Can­naaceae fam­i­ly, with about 50 vari­eties, grow­ing most­ly in Cen­tral and South Amer­i­ca, but because of their starchy rhi­zomes, these plants are also spe­cial­ly cul­ti­vat­ed in many coun­tries of Latin Amer­i­ca, as well as in India, Indone­sia, Aus­tralia and even the Hawai­ian Islands.

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All types of cannes are very dif­fer­ent from each oth­er in col­ors and shapes, which is why it is some­times hard to believe that these are all sub­species of the same flower.


Well, we final­ly got to the top line of the list “The most beau­ti­ful flow­ers in the world.” Many may want to chal­lenge our deci­sion, but we gave the first place to the tiny flow­ers of Saku­ra or Japan­ese Cher­ry.

The most beautiful flowers in the world

Saku­ra is a sep­a­rate type of orna­men­tal tree of the Pink fam­i­ly, extreme­ly pop­u­lar in Japan and being one of the most famous sym­bols of this devel­oped coun­try and its rich cen­turies-old cul­ture.


Cher­ry blos­soms occur in the spring and last only a week — for this mea­ger peri­od of time, all of Japan is trans­formed, hid­ing in an innu­mer­able num­ber of small petals, whose col­or varies from pale white to bright pink.


An inte­gral part of Japan­ese cul­ture, Hana­mi (Japan­ese tra­di­tion of view­ing flow­ers) is such a pop­u­lar event that already a few months before the expect­ed cher­ry blos­soms, fore­casts with flow­er­ing dates all over the coun­try begin to be shown on tele­vi­sion.

Cherry blossoms

It is not sur­pris­ing that any Japan­ese city is dec­o­rat­ed with Saku­ra trees, every­where you can find exten­sive parks with long alleys of cher­ry trees, the gen­tle flow­er­ing of which makes the sur­round­ing land­scape calm and peace­ful.

A park

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