The 10 Most Beautiful Flowers in the World

In our opinion, few material things are more meaningful than flowers. At weddings, flowers are used to beautify the venue and honor the couple’s union. At funerals and cemeteries, flowers are used to pay respect to the deceased. Flowers are exchanged between lovers as gifts of adoration, and they’re widely used as inspiration for art and fashion as well. In Pasadena, California, there’s even an annual parade made up of flowers—the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade.

Flowers are everywhere, and for good reason. They represent beauty in its purest, most flawless form. Of course, some flowers are more popular than others, and not every variety is considered universally beautiful. (Consider, for instance, the aptly named corpse flower.) To see the 10 most beautiful flowers in the world, keep scrolling.