Discover 18 rare & unique Flowers that Look Like Things–some even resemble human or animal face and body parts!
Nature is full of surprises, and you will be astonished to learn that there are many wonders in the plant world that can amaze you with their shapes and patterns. Here’s a list of unique Plants or Flowers that Look Like Things.
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Plants or Flowers that Look Like Things
1. Monkey Orchids
Botanical Name: Dracula simia
The interesting feature of this orchid is it looks like a monkey’s face. It also releases a strong orange-like fragrance in the atmosphere.
2. White Egret Orchid
Botanical Name: Habenaria radiata
Beautiful and delicate, this beautiful orchid has a spilling image of a flying egret–a pretty and elegant bird with white feathers and a long neck.
3. Hot Lips
Botanical Name: Psychotria elata
This tropical plant exhibits unique looking bracts that are bright red in color and resemble a pair of puckered human lips.
4. Bee Orchid
Botanical Name: Ophrys apifera
The flowers of Bee orchid are reminiscent of a bee. Its large lips look like the flying insect’s main body, and the two inner tepals resemble antennae.
5. Naked Man Orchid
Botanical Name: Orchis italica
The cluster of flowers of this orchid looks like small naked man figures. It also gives an impression of wearing a helmet that is formed from the petals and sepals.
Botanical Name: Viola tricolor var. hortensis
Also known as violets, it is popular for the patterns on the petals in three different shades that look-like a face.
7. Dracula Flower
Botanical Name: Dracula benedictii
This distinct-looking orchid has thin and long leaves with small, dark flowers in deep red color that makes it look like it made of dried blood. It gives an impression of a monkey’s face.
8. Dancing Girls
Botanical Name: Impatiens bequaertii
The distinct-looking white or light pink flowers are long in shape. It looks like tiny girls wearing skirts with outstretched arms.
9. Swaddled Babies
Botanical Name: Anguloa uniflora
It looks like mini babies swathed in a blanket inside the flower. This plant is also known as tulip orchid, is stated by the outer of the plant before it flowers and opens up completely.
Botanical Name: Antirrhinum
Its flowers resemble small dragons that open and close jaws when you gently squeeze the sides. The seed pods look like a small, brown, shrunk skull when the flower dies.
11. Flying Duck Orchid
Botanical Name: Caleana major
Also known as the large duck orchid, this small orchid displays a beautiful flower resembling a flying duck. The petals are deep maroon to burgundy in hue.
12. Happy Alien
Botanical Name: Calceolaria uniflora
Happy Aliens are discovered by Charles Darwin around South America–hence, it is also known as Darwin’s Slipper Flower. They look like tiny orange penguins walking over the rocks.
13. Holy Ghost Orchid
Botanical Name: Peristeria elata
Also known as Dove Orchid, this beautiful rare species features fragrant, waxy, white blooms with a small white dove in the center of the flower.
14. Bird of Paradise
Botanical Name: Strelitzia reginae
The unusual-looking flowers of the plant resemble showy forest birds, hence the name. The orange and blue color of the blooms makes it simply fantastic.
15. Parrot Flower
Botanical Name: Impatiens psittacina
Like its name, the flowers of the plant look like parrots or a flying cockatoo. They come in a beautiful shade of white and deep maroon.
16. Himalayan Cobra Lily
Botanical Name: Arisaema consanguineum
The plant is native to northern India, the Himalayan Mountains. Its long and slender stalks hold flowers that look like the head of a cobra with its tongue out.
17. Darth Vader
Botanical Name: Aristolochia salvadorensis
Remember Darth Vader, the popular character from the Star Wars? The flower resembles its mask and has a dark red color.
18. Snake’s Head Fritillary Flower
Botanical Name: Fritillaria meleagris
The texture of the flower somewhat resembles that of snake-head fritillary. They come in a chequered pink, purple and white color.