Nature Most Top Unique and Gorgeous Flowers You will never see in your life
I bet you’ve seen hundreds of beautiful flowers in your life but I know you’ve never seen anything like these before. Flowers that don’t look like a normal flower but something you’ve never imagined before. These 17 floral beauties are just exquisite and nature’s miracle. They resemble some of the most common everyday things that you see. Confused? Well, check them out yourself.
1. Orchid Flower That Looks Like A Tiger
Orchids are one of the highly loved flowers that represent luxury, beauty and strength. They are beautiful and delicate flowers with around 880 genres and 250000 different species. Appearance wise, they look quite unlike regular flowers because of their geometrically shaped petals, which make them highly desirable and exotic. Orchids are considered to be the 14th anniversary flowers. Pink orchids convey affection, white orchids signify purity, red orchids represent love and understanding and yellow orchids represent fertility. They add an elegance and beauty to the flower arrangements and decoration.
2.Happy Alien Flower (Calceolaria Uniflora)
This bizarre looking perennial plant is native to South America. The happy alien plant is also known as ‘Darwin’s slipping flower’. This strange plant was discovered by Charles Darwin in between 1831-1836. The flower look like happy faced alien with empty white tray in its hands. The happy alien plants are also found in rocky alpine terrains of the Southern regions of South America. So for an observer it looks like a totally strange flowering plant in an alien planet.
3.Swaddled Babies Flower (Anguloa Uniflora)
4.Monkey Face Orchid Flower(Dracula Simia)
5.Moth Orchid Flower (Phalaenopsis)
6.Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid (Peristeria Elata)
7.Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bomybliflora)
8.Naked Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)
Is it an alien? Is it a sea anemone? Should you have said yes to that post-rave cup of coffee in hopes of quelling your neon visions? Nope, it’s the Naked Man Orchid! Also known as the Hanging Man Orchid, these flowers native to the Mediterranean regions and resemble tiny little hanging naked men, from their dotted eyes and smiles right down to their little, but proud you-know-whats.
Naked Man Orchids come in all sizes and usually range in color from light purplish-white to deep purple-pink. Some hybrids of this flower have broader pink petals that enclose the top of the flower, almost like a hood or a bonnet.
The Naked Man Orchid is classified as having a threatened status, perhaps because of its popularity as an antidiarrheal, antiflatulent and aphrodisiac. Another crazy fact about these fun flowers: they’re used in making the drink salep (also called Turkish Delight).
Want to try out your own batch of homemade salep? Well, if you’ve got an abundance of these little rarities, you can grind up the tubers into a flower that resembles arrowroot. (This is the basis of the thick, sweet, coffee-like drink.)
Because the Naked Man Orchid has a threatened status, it is illegal to export true salep powder from the Mediterranean regions.
9.Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)
10.Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)
Parrot flower is known for its beauty and is found in Southeast Asia. Initially it was said that images of this flower were digitally created, but now it has been accepted that it truly exists. Scroll down to know about this wonderful creation of nature.Parrot flower is one of those rare flowers which cannot be grown in the household garden. Although, it is said that the flower is found in various countries in Southeast Asia, it has been predominantly found only in the tropical forests of Thailand. Thailand has declared it to be a protected species and there is a ban on export of this plant.
11.Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)
12.Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
The complex flowers have evolved to attract male sawflies, which are tricked into thinking the plants are female sawflies. The insects are actually trapped by the “beak” of the plant, forcing the unsuspecting sawfly to pass through the pollen as it exits from the trap. Although the sawfly may not intend to be a pollinator for flying duck orchid plants, it plays a critical role in the survival of this orchid. Flying duck orchid plants are so unique that the plants were featured on Australian postage stamps, along with other beautiful orchids endemic to that country. Unfortunately, the plant is on also Australia’s vulnerable plant list, due primarily to habitat destruction and a decrease in numbers of critical pollinators.
13.White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)
14.Snap Dragon Seed Pod (Antirrhinum)
Growing snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) in the flower bed provides cool season color and a mid-sized plant to balance tall background plants and shorter bedding plants in the front. Learn how to grow snapdragon for early spring blooms. Numerous varieties of snapdragon exist with dwarf, intermediate and tall flowering stems that provide a range of colors to work with in the garden. Snapdragons are available in most colors except blue and co-ordinate or contrast with other early spring bloomers. Height of the snapdragon may reach 3 feet or as short as 6 inches. Planting snapdragons out can be among the first late winter gardening tasks. This fragrant specimen can handle frost, so start planting snapdragons early in the gardening season for most abundant bloom and performance.
15.Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)
Isn’t this outrageous? It doesn’t have a common name, but i call it the Dancing Girl Impatiens! Impatiens bequaertii is a rare species from the rainforests of east Africa. This petite plant only grows about a foot across and the blooms are barely 1/2″ long, but their enchanting shape makes up for it! The petals resemble a little girl in a skirt with outstretched arms. These white or light-pink blossoms appear year-round for me, and the foliage is attractive too. This is a very rare collector’s plant – I don’t know anyone else currently offering it.
16.Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina
17.Darth Vader (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)
Once enticed, insect visitors fly through the Darth Vader plant’s luminous “eyes.” The inside of the blooms are lined with sticky hairs that imprison the unfortunate guests long enough to cover them with pollen. They are then released to fly out and pollinate more blooms. Each bloom lasts only a single week. If you want to see Darth Vader flowers, your best bet may be a greenhouse or botanical garden, such as Japan’s Kyoto Botanical Garden.