Flowers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors,
leading to a wide array of appearances.
You’ve likely seen many varieties in your life time,
but some of these flowers resemble other figures or animals so much that it’s downright shocking.
1. Monkey Orchid (Dracula Simia)
This epiphytic orchid has an arrangement of column petals and a lip that make it look just like a monkey’s face. It blooms at any season and the flowers smell like a ripe orange.
2. Darth Vader (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)
These flowers look like they stepped right off the Death Star, resembling the mask of popular Star Wars character Darth Vader.
3. Naked Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)
These flowers are native to the Mediterranean and are popular for their bright pink and purple, densely clustered flowers that look like naked men.
4. Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)
This tropical tree is found in the rain forests of Central and South America and, at some points, looks bright red lips. It apparently evolved into its current shape to attract pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies, but it only looks like lips for a short while until it spreads open to reveal flowers.
5. Dancing Girl Impatiens (Impatiens Bequaertii)
These impatiens are a rare species from the rainforests of East Africa. They’re relatively small plants, only growing about a foot across with blooms that are barely half an inch. One of their most notable features is that they resemble dancing, female figures.
6. Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys Bombyliflora)
This species of Ophrys (also known as bee orchid) is native to parts of the Mediterranean region.
It’s named after the Greek word bombylios, meaning bumble bee, for the appearance of its flowers.
7. Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
This type of orchid has amazing flowers that look as if babies are swaddled inside.
8. Parrot Flower (Impatients Psittacina)
The Parrot Flower is a species of Basalm from Southeast Asia.
They resemble parrots in flight when viewed from the side.
9. Snap Dragon Seed Pod (Antirrhinum)
When in bloom, snap dragon flowers are absolutely beautiful. However, their seed pods look much more macabre, looking like little skulls hanging off a branch.
10. Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
Found in eastern and southern Australia, this flower resembles a duck. Its appearance attracts insects that pollinate it.
11. Orchid That Looks Like A Tiger
While there’s an actual Tiger Orchid species that looks like it has the same markings as wild cats, this flower is not one of them. However, this orchid astonishingly looks like it has a tiger’s face in the center!
12. Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)
This mountain plant is originally from Tierra del Fuego in the southern part of South America. Its yellow, white, and reddish colored flowers look like some form of happy alien.
13. Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)
Also called single leaf Habenaria, these flowers’ white petals have an angel-like look to them.
14. Dove Orchid or Holy Ghost Orchid (Peristeria Elata)
These flowers are found from Central America to Ecuador and Venezuala.
If you look closely in their center, it looks like there’s a little dove.
15. Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina
This orchid amazingly looks like a ballerina dancer, with orange-ish colored petals resembling arms and legs and the white petal a tutu.
16. White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)
Found in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, this flower looks like a white egret with its plumage puffed out.
17. Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
One of the most popular orchids in trade, the moth orchid’s scientific name is probably a reference to the genus Phalaena,which was given to a large group of moths.
And it’s not difficult to see why it got its name – some of the species closely resemble moths in flight.
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