Nature is one strange thing and it is capable of producing bizarre things as well. We all love flowers, as they are delicate, they smell good and they look good. However, we have 10 flowers for you that resemble something different. Check out for yourself.
1 White Egret Orchid
White Egret Orchids are native to Japan and their biological name is Habenaria radiate. Apart from Japan, these flowers are found in places like Korea, China and Russia. These flowers resemble the white egret bird and are hence named so.
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2 Ballerina Orchid
This Caladenia melanoma or Ballerina Orchid is named because the orchid looks like a ballerina performing in air. This orchid species is native to Western Australia and is single erect, hairy leaf and one or two cream-coloured to pale yellow flowers with red markings and black tips on the sepals and petals.
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3 Calceolaria Uniflora or Darwin’s slipper flower
Calceolaria Uniflora or Darwin’s slipper flower is a mountainous flower and was discovered by Charles Darwin during his South American exploration. These flowers look like small yellow penguins on rocks and are a cool climate species.
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4 Caleana Major
Caleana Major or the flying duck orchid is a flower native from South Australia to Queensland. These flowers attract insects and bees in order to help in pollination. This flower was also featured on the 1986 Australian postage stamp.
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5 The Antirrhinum
The Dragon’s skull flower is a disturbingly shaped snapdragon species of flowers. It also opens and closes its mouth, if laterally pressed and is a common garden flower in many homes. They were supposed to have supernatural powers and were used in potions, rituals and many occult things.
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6 Parrot Flowers
Impatiens psittacina or parrot flower is a native of South East Asia. Botanist Joseph Dalton described the flower to resemble a “flying cockatoo”. It is found in Thailand, Burma and India. It was discovered by A.H. Hildebrand in 1890s and seeds were brought to the royal gardens in 1899.
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7 Bumble Bee Orchid
Ophrys bombyliflora or bumble bee orchid is a species of bee orchid and resembles a bumble bee. This flower is native from the Mediterranean region from Portugal and the Canary Islands to Turkey and Lebanon.
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8 The Kissing Flower
Psychotria Elata or kissing flower or hooker’s lips are just some amusing name of this highly amusingly shaped flower. It resembles lips of a lady wearing bright red lipstick. It is native to countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. It has evolved to attract butterflies and bees to help with pollination.
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9 Moth Orchid
Moth Orchid is native to places like southern China, Taiwan, the Indian Subcontinent, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and Queensland. The flower looks like a phoenix inside the petals.
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10 Monkey Orchid
Monkey Orchid or Orchis Simia is native to southern England, the Mediterranean, Russia, Asia Minor, Caucasus, northern Iraq, Iran to Turkmenistan and northern Africa. And you can see why they are called monkey orchids, as the orchids resemble a monkey’s face.
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