Facts About The Fly Orchid

Fly Orchid

Sometimes nature comes up with ingenious ways to attract pollinators – by sexual deception! Fly Orchids flowers are shaped just like female flies.  Male insects are attracted to the flower so they come to mate. Once they land, pollen gets stuck on their bodies which in turn fertilizes the next orchid that they fly to. […]

Facts About The Dove Orchid

Dove Orchid

The Dove Orchid belongs to the genus of the orchid species known as Peristeria which is a Greek word that means dove. This orchid is also frequently referred to as the Holy Spirit Orchid or the Holy Ghost Orchid.  The Dove Orchid is the national flower of Panama. This orchid species has been designated as […]

Facts About The Donkey Orchid

Donkey Orchid

The scientific name Diuris of the plant called Donkey Orchid is derived from Greek prefixes Di meaning two and ouris meaning tail. One understands this nomenclature when he sees the two lateral hanging petals. These petals look like two hanging ears of a donkey. When the petals swing in air, they literally resemble a donkey […]

What Do Yellow Roses Mean?

Yellow Rose Meaning

Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers found all over the world. Their beauty is enhanced by the pleasant aroma that emanates from their petals. Roses have inspired generations of writers and poets and they are used freely by lovers to express their feelings of emotional attachment towards each other. Roses come in different […]

What Do White Roses Mean?

White rose meaning

Roses are believed to be the kings of all flowers because of their supreme beauty and sweet aroma. Roses are of many different colours like red, yellow, pink, orange, white, blue, and so on with different colours of signifying different human emotions. What do white roses mean? Let us find out in this article.   […]

Can you eat an orchid?

salep orchid

The title of this article might appear odd to some people who have so far known orchids merely for their sublime beauty and elegance. Can you eat an orchid is a question that can flummox any ordinary individual who is not aware of its edible characteristics. You must have seen rose petals sprayed all over […]