24 Unique Flowers that Look Like Things

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Discover 24 rare & unique Flowers that Look Like Things! Some even resemble human or animal faces 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 Flowers that Look Like Things.

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 Flowers that Look Like Things

1. Monkey Orchids

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Botanical Name: Dracula simia

The interesting feature of this orchid is that it looks like a monkey’s face. It also releases a strong orange-like fragrance into the atmosphere.

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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

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Botanical Name: Psychotria elata

This tropical plant exhibits unique-looking bracts that are bright red and resemble a pair of puckered human lips.

4. Bee Orchid

Botanical Name: Ophrys apifera

The flowers of the Bee orchid are reminiscent of a bee. Its large lips look like the flying insect’s main body, and the two inner petals resemble antennae.

5. Naked Man Orchid

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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.

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6. Pansy

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.

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7. Dracula Flower

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Botanical Name: Dracula benedictii

This distinct-looking orchid has thin and long leaves with small, dark flowers in deep red, making it look like it is 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

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Botanical Name: Anguloa uniflora

It looks like mini babies shrouded 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.

10. Snapdragons

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.

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11. Flying Duck Orchid

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Botanical Name: Caleana major

Also known as the giant 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

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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.

Learn the best tips to bloom Birds of Paradise here

15. Parrot Flower

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Botanical Name: Impatiens psittacina

Like its name, the plant’s flowers 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.

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17. Darth Vader

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Botanical Name: Aristolochia salvadorensis

Remember Darth Vader, the famous character from 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.

19. Orquidea Orchid

Botanical Name: Orquidea Phalaenopsis

With shorter stems that display many broad, leathery leaves, Moth orchids can look stunning and amusing simultaneously. The flower spike rises tall from the plant’s base and with many long-lasting flowers. 

20. Tiger Orchid

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Botanical Name: Grammatophyllum speciosum

It is an orchid that belongs from the high slopes of tropical America. The young leaves are mottled with brown markings that make them look like a tiger. 

21. Angel Orchid


Botanical Name: Habenaria Grandifloriformis

If you look at this flower, it looks like a cloaked angel with its rounded, heart-shaped leaves that lie flat on the ground. The flower produces a mild and sweet fragrance.

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22. Bat Flower

Botanical Name: Tacca chantieri

As the name suggests, the blooms of this plant look like a bat in a mid-flight. Grow them in the bunch, and you will have a quirky display in the garden!

23. White Baneberry


Botanical Name: Actaea pachypoda

The flowers of this plant can look quite creepy as they resemble eyeballs! Nevertheless, it can be quite an excellent addition to the garden.

24. Bleeding Heart


Botanical Name: Lamprocapnos spectabilis

Bleeding heart, like its name, looks like the hearts bleeding out while they dangle on the stems! It’s a pretty plant with vivid pink color.

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  1. ALL these were So Amazing !! I LOVED each & every 1 of them <3 Ty so much for Sharing these pics …they made my Day !! :)

  2. I saw a flower once that looked like a person wearing a headset over his ears. Very cool flower, but now I can’t find it.


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