Everything you know about the plant kingdom you’ve learned through textbooks or films. Rare plants are interesting because these plants are often found out in the wild. From different animals and habitats, species are mostly found in places we can’t see. Yet plants have been changing world for the longest time. They have evolved not only to be stronger and faster, but also to adapt to new environmental conditions and climates. Even when someone is looking for a small rare plant in the forest, finding it will be hard to do. That is why here are 10 rare plants you shouldn’t miss:
1. Scotchthrush Orchids
These insects are known to flower all over South America. These orchids with pink flowers are only found in Brazil. They are among the few species with a genus name of single-letter plant names. And these insects are rare in part because they only have one set of pollen. Plants can make more new orchids than insects, which makes these insects quite rare. That is why experts think they have only three species. The species can only grow as small as 1 cm in Brazil. That is an incredibly rare plant.
2. Southern rhododendron
Most of the rhododendrons are found in Europe, but in ancient Greece they were there too. These rhododendrons have been estimated to be around 650 to 800 years old. And there are not many of them left. They are members of the family Rhododendron species and can only grow in California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.
3. Christmas nutmeg
This Christmas nutmeg has been proven to be around 1,000 years old. You can only find these plants in the South Indian desert. They are believed to have evolved with the lupins. Most of the plants are unique in that they are not like any nut that you have seen on trees or on the ground. There are more than two hundred species of this plant, making it one of the rarer Christmas nutmeg species.
4. Icelandic bluebell
This bluebell (Cassia eleganna) is only found in Iceland. Their habitat is not large. But since the last time it was introduced, a few plants that look similar to the ancient wild ones are still growing. This can only be caused by stress. Experts believe that they have been coming from forests in parts of Sweden and are just 100 to 200 years old.
5. Lindisfarne parsley
This parsley is known as the female parsley among orchardists. And it is an extremely rare plant. And if you search for it, you are lucky enough to have found a pale female plant with only a pair of stems and a couple of leaves. It is about three inches long. According to surveys of pale fruit, the female herb is up to 250 years old. That means it has probably been evolving for an awfully long time.
6. Sangreus Melanotarrhynchus
This plant makes up the genus Czochora, and it is also known as Scelroclepis or Scelhe. You will only see this one if you want to find a sex orchard tree. It has several new members that are almost all male trees. But the rare flower is grown in a unique way. It is sometimes grown to a particular concentration level and the females have the ability to produce extra flowers. And even when one of the trees is trying to reproduce, the males don’t always do it that well. That means this plant may only produce about 3 percent of its flower power.
7. Curly stem bryophytes
These are species that resemble fungus trees. They are only found in Brazil. A five-year survey found there were only 48 plants. The fungi typically grow underground, but here the species are only on the ground. There are only two species, but their fungi have many different shapes. They are not always seen together. Researchers believe that these species evolved with one another and once they met, they were similar. And because the fungi were not confined to one area, it is easy to find many of them in different places.
8. Holgate weeping romaine
One of the only few types of romaine you will find in the UK, these weeping romaine are similar to some of the same plants growing in other parts of the world. They are from Chile and also look similar to other plants growing in South America. This Romaine species grows only in Japan and China. You won’t find them anywhere in the UK, but they have been observed in Chile, Australia, and around Indonesia. So when looking for the romaine plant, be careful and get it where you can get them.
9. Lomi lomi trees
You can only find them in the coastal plains of the South African Game Reserve. Because they are