Sometimes Plants Take On Interesting Survival Methods
Why are there flowers that look like birds? Have you ever stopped to consider the reasoning behind these glorious specimens? And what about flowers that look like other things, like different animals and even ? Is there a reason behind it? Or are these flowers the result of a test tube creation?
The reasoning is both surprisingly evolutionary… and totally fascinating. Flowers take on the look of a bird, for example, to attract pollinators. This function has actually assisted the incredible creation of so many different types of flowers that have bright colours and really awe-inspiring shapes. Some, of course, which resemble figures, plants, and animals of various species and appearances.
This phenomenon of pareidolia will not be lost on you as you find different images in these flowers. Enjoy!
10 Flowers That Look Like Birds
- From the source
This bird… er, flower looks like it’s pulling nectar directly from the stalk of this plant.
2. Bird from the heavens
How angelic is this bird-looking-flower? Looks like it’s about to bestow the secrets of life on someone. I’d listen.
3. Cute birds!
These birds look so adorable! Like they’re opening their wings for a hug and also wearing a little skirt. If I was a bird I’d feel so welcome to pollinate this flower. Hug me!
4. Wow. Doves.
These are so freaking pretty, other flowers must be super jealous of them.
I think they’re probably meant to be something more glamorous but I see turkeys. You?
6. Flamingo flower!
I mean, this one doesn’t really require much imagination.
7. Tiny bird in flower
It’s hard to believe these even exist! As far as flowers that look like birds, this one takes the cake.
8. Bird in paradise
Probably the most famous bird that looks like a flower, the bird of paradise is a glorious sight to behold.
9. Spread your…
…wings and fly! Check out this glorious, sensual orchid bird.
10. Duck, for sure
These little purple ducks are also quite obvious, and super adorable too!
10 Flowers That Look Like Other Animals And Objects
Flowers that look like birds? What about flowers that look like ballerinas?
2. Monkey face
This one is so bang-on it’s almost unsetting. How on Earth did they get a monkey face in a flower?
3. Naked man flower
Personally, I love that this one is pink.
4. Highly inappropriate name flower
K so, don’t hate me for saying so but the official name for this flower is “hookers lips”. Oy. I know some ladies who go to my yoga studio who would take major offence to that.
5. Dancing lady flower
As far as flowers that look like birds, this one resembles another kind of ‘bird’. I like how closely this one represents the naked man flower but it’s so much more graceful.
6. Brain flower
Flowers that look like brains! These must be blooming intelligent.
7. Bumblebee flower
Remember… they attract pollinators. And this guy looks so friendly I bet bees want to hang with him all the time.
8. Swathed babies flower
Again, not the official name but look how tender and innocent these flowers look!
9. The badass flower
A flower that looks like a skull! Juxtapose much? Love it.
10. Tiger in a flower
Stunning! And also intimidating!
11. (bonus) Weird alien face flower
While that’s not the official name, it sure does fit. This is the strangest face ever. And it looks like he’s trying to offer something. Hmm.
Related: These “galaxy flowers” are so gorgeous, they look like they grow in space!