Mildly Interesting

These Flowers Look Like Other Things

Flowers reflecting shapes is fascinating

Here are a selection of photographs of flowers that mimic other things, for example one looks like a pair of lips, another looks like dancing girls. Most of these flowers appear to be of the orchid variety, although there are other types such as a rose that resembles a skull. One has to wonder why these plants have evolved flowers that are both unique and extraordinary, and that appear to be created to be appreciated by humans.

Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)

Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)

Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bomybliflora)

Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)

orchid that appears like a tiger

Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)

Comfortable Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)

Bare Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)


Dancing Women (Impatiens Bequaertii)

Dove Orchid (Peristeria Elata)

Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Main)

Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)

Swaddled Infants (Anguloa Uniflora)

Snap Dragon Seed Pod (Antirrhinum)

White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)

Ballerina Orchid (Caladenia melanema)

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