Some people find beauty in flowers that look strange to most people. This may seem odd at first, but there is no denying that we are drawn to things that look different.
This article contains 27 flowers that are so unique, you won’t believe they exist!
1. Bee Orchid
When we take a closer look, we can see that it is a member of the Ophrys family which is a group of around 200 species. Weird flowers come in all shapes and sizes. The Ophrys Apifera is one of the most unique. At first glance, it looks like a bumblebee with a smile. Upon closer inspection, we can see that it is part of the Ophrys family, which consists of around 200 different species.
This flower is special because it is endangered. It is found in various parts of the world, but it is difficult to grow. You can find this flower in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
2. Angel Orchid
Botanists believe these flowers resemble an angel wearing a gown, which is where the name Angel Orchid stems from. The official name of this flower is Zygopetalum Rhein.
The Angel Orchid was discovered in India in 1932. It is a very small flower, no longer than 5 inches, and belongs to a tiny flower family. It is a gorgeous-looking flower and is widely used for decoration purposes.
3. Bat Plant
The Tacca Integrifolia, also called the bat plant, is a species of flowering plant in the yam family. It is native to tropical Asia, specifically southern China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The bat plant is a large, herbaceous perennial plant that can grow up to 3 m tall. It has purplish-black flowers that are borne on long, spiky inflorescences. The flowers are followed by black fruits that are about the size of a grape. The Tacca Integrifolia, also known as the bat plant, is a species of flowering plant in the yam family. It is native to tropical Asia, specifically southern China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The bat plant is a large, herbaceous perennial plant that can grow up to 3 m tall. It has purplish-black flowers borne on long, spiky inflorescences, which are followed by black fruits that are about the size of a grape.
The bat plant, Tacca Integrifolia, gets its name from the black flowers which resemble bats. This plant is a member of the yam family.
This plant looks very different and will grab your attention right away. You can grow it anywhere.
4. Beehive Ginger
This plant, belonging to a family of tall plants, can grow up to 6 feet! The flowers of this plant look like honeybees.
It produces colorful flowers that make the plant a good decoration for any room in your house. This is a popular plant among people who like to use plants for indoor decoration. Just as people grow ginger indoors, Beehive Ginger Plants can also be grown indoors. However, you need a much larger planter to grow these. They produce colorful flowers that make the plant a good decoration for any room in your house.
For this reason, it grows the best in the Mediterranean where the climate is warm. Although you can plant Strelitzia indoors or outdoors, it grows best in warm climates like the Mediterranean. This is because it is a tropical flower that needs heat and warmth.
An advantage of this plant is that it does not require a lot of care; therefore, it is a low-maintenance plant.
6. Chamber Maids
This flower is known by many names, including Chamber maids, Happy Alien, and Darwin’s Slipper. It was named Darwin’s slipper because Charles Darwin was the first to explore this mountain flower.
The Chamber Maids flower is a member of a small family of flowers that grow no taller than 4 inches. These flowers can only be grown in areas with cooler climates, as they cannot withstand the heat.
7. Corpse Flower
One of the strangest flowers in the world, Rafflesia Keithii, can only be found in the rainforest of Indonesia. This so-called “Corpse Flower” is unusual not only because of its gigantic size (it can grow up to three feet across!), but also because it doesn’t have any leaves, roots, or stems.
Although the Corpse flower gets its name from the smell, the appearance of the flower is not related to the name.
8. Dancing Girls
Pink and white Impatiens Bequaertii flowers, which resemble dancing girls, are native to East Africa but can now only be seen in photographs.
This flower is so rare that it’s nearly impossible to find one. They would also look amazing as indoor house decor in planters or small pots.
9. Desert Pea
The Swainsona Formosa flower is creepy-looking. These flowers, known as Wildflowers, are native to Australia.
The Australian government is very strict when it comes to these flowers, and you need to get permission from them before you can pick them up.
10. Dove Orchid
The Peristeria Elata is also known as the Dove Orchid or the Holy Ghost Orchid and is native to Panama. It is a beautiful flower that is sure to brighten anyone’s day.
Panama’s national flower, the Dave Orchid, is rare now because it’s not being protected. This flower is endangered and close to extinction.
The flower is on a climb to the top of the evolutionary ladder. The Brazilian Dutchman’s Pipe is a flower that is slowly evolving.
The foul odor emitted by this plant is a strong deterrent to anyone wanting to get close to it.
12. Flame Lily
The Gloriosa Superba flower is a beautiful flower that is found all over the world. This flower is loved for its beauty and is often used as a decoration.
This plant is dangerous to children and pets, so keep it out of reach.
13. Naked Man Orchid
This little guy, also known as the Hanging Man Orchid, is native to the Mediterranean regions and resembles a tiny, hanging naked man, from its dotted eyes and smile right down to its you-know-what. Naked Man Orchids come in all sizes and usually range in colour from light purplish white to deep purply-pink. 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.
14. Hooker’s Lips
This plant got its name from the bright red bits that resemble a hooker’s bright red lips. The leaf-like bracts are only in their kissable state for a few days before opening to reveal the little yellow and white flowers within. The Hooker’s Lips Plant is native to the tropical regions of Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama, but due to its popularity with collectors and the deforestation of its natural habitat it’s landed on the endangered list.
15. Snap Dragon Seed Pod
Have you ever wondered if flowers are living creatures? Here’s some proof! Many gardeners and horticulturists like Snapdragons for their bright colors and fragrance. If you squeeze the sides of a Snapdragon flower, it looks like a dragon’s mouth opening and closing. But not many people know that once the Snapdragon has gone to seed, it leaves behind tiny dragon skulls! In ancient times, people believed Snapdragons had mystical powers. They thought that if you grew Snapdragons in your garden, it would protect your home from curses and evil. The tiny skulls are a reminder of the circle of life.
16. Flying Duck Orchid
I think this Flying Duck Orchid is soo adorable! It is found only in the wild in Australia and its reddish brownish coloring allows it to blend in well with the Australian bush. Its unique shape helps with its pollination as sawflies are attracted to its scent. The sawflies land on the “bill” and their weight then forces them to go down and inside the flower. The only way out for the sawfly is through a pollen-laden section of the flower. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have this orchid in your home greenhouse? Unfortunately, this flower has never been propagated so it can only be found in the wild in Australia.
The Dracula Simia plant is exceptional because it has a monkey face. The dark eyes, eyebrows, tiny little nose, and bearded area are all easily identifiable.
This is a rare flower that does not grow in easily accessible places. It is found in the cloud forests of Peru and Southeastern Ecuador. These flowers belong to the blooming family and so they bloom all year round.
18. Parrot Flower
The Impatiens Psittacina, also known as the bird of paradise flower, is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. It is native to Thailand, where it is currently endangered due to a lack of regulations protecting the species.
Whether or not these actually exist is debatable. Only a few people having actually seen these cast doubt on their existence.
19. Passion Flower
Although Passiflora Incarnata is rare, it is still used as a natural ingredient in the production of perfumes due to its beautiful appearance and unique fragrance.
This plant produces fruits that can be eaten raw or used for cooking. It is native to India and Japan.
20. Pleurothallis Truncata
This flower belongs to the Orchid family, but it is very uncommon.
This flower prefers a cool climate, so it cannot grow in hot and harsh conditions.
21. Spider Chrysanthemum
This flower is unusual because of its structure and rare shape.
The flowers mentioned in the text are part of the mum family and are often used as decorations. They grow well in pots or planters.
22. Devils Hand
The text is talking about the Devil’s Hand tree. The tree is native to Mexico and the Ancient Aztecs held it in high regard. The fruit of the tree has an earthy taste and has been used for years in traditional medicine to treat heart disease and heart conditions.
At first, it may appear that this plant has a fungus on its flowers. However, this is actually the plant’s natural state. The Welwitschia Mirabilis is a one-of-a-kind plant that is the only member of the Welwitschiaceae family. Furthermore, this plant is considered to be very old, as it has been around since the Jurassic Era. In some cases, this plant can live up to 1,500 years old. If you have never seen or heard of this plant before, do not worry. This is because the Welwitschia Mirabilis only grows in one location on Earth. This location is a small strip of land located between Angola and Namibia in the Namibia Desert. Despite being located in one of the driest places on Earth, this plant is able to survive. The Welwitschia Mirabilis gets all the moisture it needs from fog and dew.
24. Lobster Claw
Would you believe that the Lobster Claw is related to the Bird of Paradise? Also known as the False Bird of Paradise and Wild Plantain, the Lobster Claw is a charming, colourful flower that grows in banana-like clumps. The reddish flower-like bracts actually hide the plant’s true flowers, which require birds with specialised beaks for pollination. An excellent landscape plant, the Lobster Claw can grow up to a height of 3.5’ tall and they bloom several times each year. Be sure to provide your Lobster Claws with plenty of water and fertiliser to maximise your blooms.
25. Desert Pea
This weird, wonderful flower is quite the evolutionary produce, surviving and thriving in dry, arid climates. The blood-red petals with their bulbous, purplish-black middles make these flowers look more like aliens. Perhaps that’s why the Desert Pea is one of Australia’s best-known and most recognised wildflowers. Besides, it is also the state flower of South Australia. Did you know that it is illegal to collect or pick the Desert Pea without explicit written consent of the Australian government?
26. Tropical pitcher plant
The Tropical Pitcher Plant, also called the Monkey Cup by those familiar with the species, is a carnivorous climber that can be found in many places throughout the world from Madagascar to Australia, but is most common in the jungles of Indonesia. These fanciful flowers look like you can walk up and take a drink right from them, but that’s the last thing you’ll want to do. In fact, the Tropical Pitcher Plant lures in unsuspecting insects with sweet nectar that are then trapped in the goblet-like cup and unable to escape. Tropical Pitcher Plants have been surprising people since the 1800s, but not many realise that the Pitcher Plant isn’t a flower at all—the pitchers are modified leaves!
27. Silver Vase
The silver vase plant is native to Brazil and has won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. It is a slow-growing plant with broad, waxy leaves and sharp, spiky flower heads. Once the pink flower has finished blooming, the silvery striped leaves will begin to die, but after the flowering period is over, pups (offshoots) will be produced towards the base of the plant that can be transplanted and propagated.