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20 Flowers That Look Like Birds (& Other Unusual Objects)

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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 

  1. From the source

This bird… er, flower looks like it’s pulling nectar directly from the stalk of this plant.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @auwildflowers on Instagram

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.

Image: Christian Kneidinger on 500PX

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!

flowers that look like birds
Image: @evolet_nature on Instagram

4. Wow. Doves.

These are so freaking pretty, other flowers must be super jealous of them.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @cassiebrowncake on Instagram

5. Turkeys?

I think they’re probably meant to be something more glamorous but I see turkeys. You?

flowers that look like birds
Image: @hoxton_trust on Instagram

6. Flamingo flower!

I mean, this one doesn’t really require much imagination.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @coralreefphotos on Instagram

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.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @backyard_garden_w_dan on Instagram

8. Bird in paradise

Probably the most famous bird that looks like a flower, the bird of paradise is a glorious sight to behold.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @sammytobes88 on Instagram

9. Spread your…

…wings and fly! Check out this glorious, sensual orchid bird.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @icyviewnome on Instagram

10. Duck, for sure

These little purple ducks are also quite obvious, and super adorable too!

flowers that look like birds
Image: @509divinepines on Instagram

10 Flowers That Look Like Other Animals And Objects

  1. Ballerina!

Flowers that look like birds? What about flowers that look like ballerinas?

flowers that look like birds
Image: @flowerpowerdaily_on Instagram

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?

flowers that look like birds
Image: @flowers_dailyyy on Instagram

3. Naked man flower

Personally, I love that this one is pink.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @flowers_today_3 on Instagram

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.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @flowers_dailyyy on Instagram

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.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @naomirettig on Instagram

6. Brain flower

Flowers that look like brains! These must be blooming intelligent.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @naomirettig on Instagram

7. Bumblebee flower

Remember… they attract pollinators. And this guy looks so friendly I bet bees want to hang with him all the time.

flowers that look like birds
Image: @509divinepines on Instagram

8. Swathed babies flower

Again, not the official name but look how tender and innocent these flowers look!

flowers that look like birds
Image: @icyviewnome on Instagram

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!

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