Some lesser known facts about flowers
Everyone loves flowers! People like to receive or gift flowers. They love to decorate their homes with flowers. Flowers come to your mind immediately, when you have to beautify something, flowers is the first idea to come to your mind. Though online flowers delivery in Chandigarh are a favorite with everyone, certain interesting facts about flowers are hardly known to anyone. Let’s take a look at these interesting, but lesser known facts:
In ancient Holland, tulips, or more precisely tulip bulbs, were considered to be even more valuable than gold! They were even considered and exchanged like currencies in the 17th century! This is very surprising indeed! Isn’t it? Another very interesting fact about Tulip bulbs is that they can easily be substituted for onions in recipes! Talking of substituting, the flower buds of the marsh marigold can be pickled to use as a substitute for capers! So, the next time you want something tangy for your salads, you know you have some choice, other than capers!
In Malta, chrysanthemums, are usually associated with funerals and are thus considered to be inauspicious or unlucky. While we are on this unpleasant topic did you know that the titan arum smell like corpses, or rather, rotten flesh? It’s surprising but true! But that’s not the actual reason why titan arum stands out, or at least not the only one! The titan arum basically stands out because of its size! The titan arum is the largest flower in the world. The titan arum is 10 feet high and 3 feet in width.
Scotland’s national flower is the thistle.thistle. And there is an interesting story behind why it was declared their national flower. A few centuries ago, when Vikings were invading Scotland, patches of the wild thistle deterred and slowed them down. This allowed the native Scots enough time to escape. Thus, in recognition of this event, Scotland named the wild thistle as their native flower.
Saffron flower, an important and expensive condiment (or spice, if you wish to call it thus), is derived from a kind of crocus flower. Similarly, the juice extracted from the bluebell flowers was used to make glue in ancient times.
Sunflowers are thus named because they mirror the movement of the sun and move from east to west during the day. Similarly, moon flowers only bloom during the night. They close their petals during the day.
Angelica was used in Europe as a panacea for all ills. It was believed that angelica could cure everything from a simple indigestion to the dreaded bubonic plague! It was even believed to have the power to drive away evil spirits. Similarly, blue cohosh was used by women in Native America to ease labor and childbirth, and a flower called “lady’s mantle” was also believed to have magical healing properties during the middle ages.
So, didn’t you enjoy reading such interesting facts about flowers?