Flowers are the most beautiful decorations around us, and they have been considered symbols of love, affection, friendship, beauty, and morality since the beginning of time.
The blossoms of flowers serve as their reproductive organs, and they are developed with the main purpose to attract pollinators, such as birds and insects.
Yet, the countless different flower types with extraordinary shapes and colors have made us, humans, their fans as well.
Nature is incredibly creative, and it never stops to amaze us. Therefore, it has also created some amazing strange-looking flowers, and you will surely find the following collection fascinating:
1. Happy Alien
Scientific Name: Calceolaria uniflora
This mountain plant resembles an alien due to the combination of red, yellow, and white colors. It was originally discovered by Darwin between 1831 and 1836, and can still be found in Tierra del Fuego, South America.
2. Angel Orchid
Scientific Name : Habenaria grandifloriformis
This white flower grows in the grasslands of Southern India.
3. Sara Tree Flower
Scientific Name : Couroupita guianensis
This flower grows in the rain forests of Central and South America.
4. Mirror Orchid
Scientific Name : Ophrys speculum
The petals of this orchid look like a female wasp and attract male wasps.
5. Pink Lady’s Slipper Orchid
Scientific Name : Cypripedium acaule
This flower looks like a lady’s slipper, and it has yellowish-brown to maroon petals and a pink pouch.
6. Dove Orchid
Scientific Name : Peristeria elata
This white flower is also known as Holy Ghost Orchid, and its central parts look like a dove.
7. Monkey Orchid
Scientific Name : Dracula saulii
As its name implies, this flower looks like a monkey’s face. The flower is white on the inside and has a brown band on the outside. It grows only in the cloud forests of Peru and southeastern Ecuador at altitudes of over 3,000 feet.
8. Hooker’s Lips
Scientific Name : Psychotria elata
This flower resembles a pair of lips in its budding stage, and its bright red color is highly attractive to pollinators. Yet, the kissable state of the flower lasts for a few days until the flower opens and shows the little yellow and white flowers within.
9. Ballerina Orchid
Scientific Name : Caladenia melanema
This orchid grows in Australia, and looks the same as a ballerina dancer.
10. White Egret Orchid
Scientific Name : Habenaria radiata
Found in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, the flowers of this orchid look like the snowy egret bird in flight. They are small, with a width of 4 cm. Also, the white petals resemble a bird’s tail.
11. Naked Man Orchid
Scientific Name : Orchis italica
The lip of this Mediterranean flower looks like a man. It is known to be a potent aphrodisiac, and a natural treatment of diarrhea and flatulence, but it, unfortunately, has a threatened status.
12. Ice cream tulip
Scientific Name : Tulipa icecream
This flower has white petals that form a central cone, and look just like an ice cream cone.
13. Moth Orchid
Scientific Name : Phalaenopsis
This is the most common orchid and is found in Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Southern China, the Indian Subcontinent and Queensland. It looks like a moth in flight.
14. Dancing Girls
Scientific Name : Impatiens bequaertii
It has a small flower and grows in the rain forests of East Africa. It comes in white and pink color.
15. Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid
Scientific Name : Ophrys bombyliflora
Named after the Greek word bombylios, meaning bumblebee, this flower is native to the Mediterranean.
Scientific Name : Ceropegia Haygarthii
The name was derived from the words ‘keros’ meaning wax and ‘pege’ meaning fountain since it looks like a foundation of wax.
17. Jungle Night Flower
Scientific Name : Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
It’s the flower of elephant foot yam or stink lily, a tropical tuber crop grown in Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
18. Swaddled Babies
Scientific Name : Anguloa uniflora
Commonly found in South Africa, this orchid has flowers that look like babies sleeping in a cradle.
19. Parrot Flower
Scientific Name : Impatiens psittacina
Commonly found in parts of Southeast Asia, this flower looks like a flying parrot.
20. Flying Duck Orchid
Scientific Name : Caleana major
This flower grows in Australia, and has a bright purple color.
21. Tiger faced orchid
The center of the orchid looks like the face of a tiger.
22. Jewel Orchid
Scientific Name : Anoectochilus geniculatus
The name of this orchid has been given due to the amazing colors and patterns of the flower.
23. Darth Vader Flower
Scientific Name : Aristolochia salvadorensis
This flower got its name since it looks like the mask of popular Star Wars character Darth Vader.
24. Grey Spider Flower
Scientific Name : Grevillea buxifolia
This flower looks like a grey spider, having yellowish and white petals, with stalks covered in reddish-brown hairs.
25. The Bat Flower
Scientific Name : Tacca Chantrieri
The devilish- looking flower is native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia.
26. Flame Lily
Scientific Name : Gloriosa superba
Also known as fire lily, this flower has yellow and red colored petals.
27. Lily-of-the-Valley Flower
Scientific Name : Convallaria majalis
These fragrant and blooming plants appear in the spring and early summer throughout the northern temperate zone.
28. Bird of Paradise
Scientific Name : Strelitzia reginae
Native to South Africa, this flower is also known as Crane flower.
29. Passiflora Violacea Victoria
Its petals are purple, with a dark center and white filament tips.
30. Paracaleana Nigrita
This flower looks like a flying bird.
31. Jeweled Carpet Flower
The name of the flower has been given due to the magnificent arrangement of petals.
32. Fly Orchid
Scientific Name : Ophrys insectifera
This orchid resembles a fly.
33. Skeleton Flower
Scientific Name : Diphylleia grayi
When dry, the flower is white, but if it makes contact with water, its petals turn crystal clear.