The Earth is stunningly beautiful. From its flowing rivers, gleaming gemstones, exotic animals, and vast array of flora. Yes, mother nature has certainly created a masterpiece. Of particular interest are the many plants and flowers that we have to admire.
Everyone loves a bouquet of roses or a garden filled with towering sunflowers or even just spotting a few bluebells hidden beneath the canopy of a forest. However, it’s some of the rare and lesser known flowers that are truly impressive.
To see flowers that look uncannily like animals and people, check out the video below:
Many of these rare blooms are exotic orchids and they resemble objects and animals that one would never expect! Fancy a bouquet of skulls? Or how about a bunch of monkeys? Check out the list below of these incredible flowers that look like something else.
1. A soaring dove
This white egret orchid, also called the Habenaria Radiata, looks like a flying symbol of peace.
2. A beautiful, twirling ballerina
This is another elegant orchid that resembles a ballet dancer.
3. An alien invader
No, it’s just a harmless Calceolaria Uniflora flower.
4. Quack! Quack!
Here’s another beautiful orchid. The Caleana Major is also known as the flying duck.
5. The hidden dove
Beneath the petals of the Peristeria Elata is a secret bird.
Check out number six to see tiny angels falling from heaven…
6. Angels from heaven
These Habenaria Grandifloriformis orchids look just like little white angels flying to Earth.
7. Skull flowers
We’ve seen plenty of heavenly angels and doves, but surely the underworld has flowers, too! This is the Antirrhinum and its flowers closely resemble little skulls.
8. Parrot flowers
The flowers of the Impatiens Psittacina are better known as colorful parrot flowers.
9. Buzz, buzz…
Orchids come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. So it’s no surprise that the Ophyrs Bomybliflora is better known as the bumblebee orchid because of its appearance.
10. Pucker up!
This Psychotria Elata is searching for the perfect kiss.
These next flowers are holding hands…
11. How cute!
This is the Orchus Italica, but if you look closely, you’ll see why it’s often referred to as the naked man orchid.
12. Babies nestled in their beds
These flowers look like soft little cocoons housing tiny babies tucked in for bed.
13. Does anyone have a banana?
While this orchid may be named the Dracula Simia, it’s more commonly called the monkey orchid because of its resemblance to a monkey’s face.
Did you know the Dracula Simia got its name because of its appearance? The Dracula reference is to the two long petals that hang down and resemble a vampire’s fangs, while Simia actually means monkey in Latin.
It grows only in mountainous regions of Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru, at an elevation of between 1000 and 2000 meters above sea level. A few persistence orchid collectors have also managed to grow it in captivity. However, it is exceedingly rare.
Bizarrely, it smells very much like a ripe orange. Though a flower that so closely resembles a monkey, you’d expect it to smell like a banana, wouldn’t you?