Flowers are seen as objects of beauty – beautiful colors, delicate petals, and captivating aroma. But Mother Nature never fails to surprise us. Some flowers are so weird that it breaks all our notions about flowers.
Nothing is nature is created without reason, no matter how strange it may look. According to the theory of evolution, plants would have developed these characteristics arising out of a need to survive. Plants needed to adapt so that it could live longer and stronger.
We will leave it to the scientists to discover as to what the exact reasons are behind their evolution. For now, let us enjoy the sights of these strange as well as fascinating flowers around the globe.
1. Hooker Lips Flower
This is called the Hooker Lips and also as Hot Lips. As amusing as it may look, there is an uncanny similarity to a woman’s lips in bright red lipstick. This perhaps makes it the most ‘kissable’ flower in the world!
2. Corpse Flower
Yes, that gigantic thing is a flower! A corpse lily, as the name sounds, smells just as bad as a rotting corpse. However, botanically it is a precious and rare plant that blooms once in seven years. Some corpse flowers take decades to bloom, and when it does, people do gather to see this rare sight.
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3. Swaddled Babies Flower
Swaddled babies flower! Officially called Tulip orchids, these flowers are lovingly called Swaddled babies for their eerie similarity. When the flower is blooming at a particular stage, it resembles a baby all wrapped and swaddled in white fabric. Isn’t nature just amazing?
4. Snap Dragon Flower
This scary skull is a dried Snap Dragon flower exposing its seed pod. Many people plant this in their gardens for this plant is believed to have mystical powers to save one from curses and the evil eye.
5. Starfish Flower
This is the Starfish flower which bears such an eerie resemblance to the aquatic starfish. The star flower is a flowering cactus. Weirder, it also smells like carrion or rotting flesh.
6. Monkey Face Orchid Flower
This is the Monkey Face Orchid. When you have a monkey face staring right at you from a flower, you might start to wonder how lively nature is. With two eyes, a nose, eyebrows and a mouth, monkey orchid is one of the strangest flowers we will ever see.
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