Actually there are some black flowers in nature
but they are rare. Reasons why there may not be
many black flowers in nature are that the purpose
of flowers is to attract animal pollinators,
typically insects or birds. Black seems like it
would not be a very effective color to attract
pollinators (bright colors are best).
flowers are very rare and therefore people have
long been fascinated with them. There are also
some examples in literature: Alexander Dumas,
author of 'The Three Musketeers' and 'The Man in
the Iron Mask', also wrote a novel called 'The
Black Tulip', about a man who finds a black tulip
which is worth a fortune. There are plant breeders
that have bred some flowers that are very deep
purple or near black. Some examples are a 'Black
Parrot' tulip , some near black roses and one
company has reported it has genetically engineered
a black carnation.
Click Here to return to the search form.