One of the Rarest Flowers in the World Under a Washing Machine

There are probably more types and varieties of flowers out there, in nature, than we can imagine. But we would never expect to look under the washing machine, to find one of the rarest flowers in the world.

The Udumbara flower, is one of the rarest flowers in the world. According to Buddhist legend this is a flower that blooms only once every 3000 years.

One Udumbara flower was recently found by a Chinese nun in one of the most unlikely places, underneath the washing machine!

The tiny flower measures only 1mm in diameter, which further reduces the chances of finding this flower.

Miao Wei, 50, was cleaning her home in Lushan Mountain, Jiangxi province, China, when she found some of these little white flowers under her washing machine.

She first assumed that the tiny, barely visible stems of the flower were the eggs of a worm. It was only the next day that she discovered that the ‘worms’ had grown 18 tiny flowers, which had a pleasant smell.

It is a belief of the temples in the area that this flower is a product of the miraculous Youtan Poluo flower. The meaning of ‘Udumbara’ in Sanskrit is “an auspicious flower from heaven.“

This flower is certainly one that will never be arranged in a bouquet! But this does not mean that our regular flowers are any less special, in fact, this little flower can make us appreciate what we have available a bit more. Imagine every flower bloomed just once every 3000 years? Life would be quite drab without lovely bouquets and plants to fill our lives.

Brighten up your life or that of someone special, with one of the most beautiful gifts nature has to offer, a bouquet of flowers. Flowers24hours.co.uk., can help you get them delivered on the date and time you need.

Sources:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7345137/Rare-Buddhist-flower-found-under-nuns-washing-machine.html

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One of the Rarest Flowers in the World Under a Washing Machine was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by Ebrar
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