This giant claims the title of the plant with the largest unbranched flower in the world. Believe It or Not! Its huge flowering structure (inflorescence) rises over 8.2 feet above the ground!
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The first Sunday of September is a special day in Zundert. What is normally a quiet town gets transformed by the Bloemencorso Flower Parade that has been held there each year since 1936. We are not talking little girls walking down the street with a garland of flowers in their hair.
Only dahlia flowers are allowed in the parade. Each float takes hundreds of workers and thousands of flowers just to complete. Everyone who works to create these spectacular floats is a volunteer.
These gorgeous pair of red, luscious lips belong to a plant known as Psychotria elata, a tropical tree found in the rain forests of Central and South American countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. Affectionately, Psychotria elata is called Hooker’s Lips or the Hot Lips Plants. The plant has apparently evolved into its current shape to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. According to Oddity Central, the bracts are only kissable for a short while, before they spread open to reveal the plant’s flowers.