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6 of the Biggest Flowers on Earth

Helianthus annuus

Though the world’s largest flowers are often confined to remote rainforests and occasionally botanical gardens, the more common sunflower is—undeniably—a huge flower.

When given room, sun, and ample water, sunflowers can grow 12 feet high and more than two feet in diameter.

Whether common or rare, these giant flowers stand as vibrant—and sometimes smelly—testaments to the diversity of the natural world.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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9:57PM PDT on Mar 24, 2014

Such an informative blog I also love the flowers really!
flowers Rockingham

2:15PM PST on Jan 16, 2014

interesting

1:13AM PST on Dec 31, 2013

Thank you :)

10:48AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Wild stuff, love the pics. Interesting about why the stinky plant is why it is. Nature has some interesting tricks. Thanks.

10:09AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Thank you, nature does not stop amazing me.

3:12AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Wow!

5:43PM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Nice pictues and post thank you

8:10AM PDT on Aug 4, 2013

Love flowers! And these are really something--especially the stinker! Thanks

10:38PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

wow thanks

2:27AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Thanks

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