A Reddit user by the name of OctopusPrime has puzzled many by sharing a pretty fascinating photograph, dropped in the subreddit NatureIsF**kingLi.
The photo revealed a green flower that looks like a collection of hummingbirds, and it was posted with the caption: “Check out these flowers that look like tiny hummingbirds!”
Numerous people were fascinated by the unique flowers, and the post raked in 48.3k upvotes and over 400 comments.
Numerous people asked about the legitimacy of the flower, and they were all fascinated by its appearance.
The scientific name for the plant is Crotalaria cunninghamii, or commonly green birdflower or regal birdflower.
It prefers a light, well-drained soil, in an open sunny position. The species is native to Inland Northern Australia, and the sandy, dune filled climate is ideal for it.
This perennial shrub grows to about 1–3 m in height. It has hairy or woolly branches and dull green foliage. The leaves are oval in shape, about 30 mm long. The large and greenish pea flowers are streaked with fine black lines, and the club-shaped seed pods are up to 50 mm long.
Its flowering occurs from winter to spring, and sometimes in autumn.
The flowers grow on long spikes at the ends of its branches, and they resemble a bird attached by its beak to the central stalk of the flower head.
The Aboriginals have long used the sap from its leaves to treat eye infections.
They are simply amazing, aren’t they?