Tuesday, March 28

10 Strange Flowers with Unique Look in the World

Flowers is the sign of lover, peace, and brotherhood. When we express our feelings for someone then flowers are the best source for this purpose. No doubt all flowers are really beautiful but some flowers exist in the world that is strange and unique according to their fragrance and looks. I assure you didn’t see these flowers before so I decided to share 10 Strange Flowers with a unique Look in the world.

Let start exploring the list of 10 Stranger Flowers in the world.

10. Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera)

Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera)

The bee orchid takes its name from its main pollinator – a species of bee – believed to have driven the evolution of flowers. To attract the bees that pollinate the plant, it has flowers that mimic its appearance. The bees attract them with the promise of love and try to mate. When they land on the flower’s velvety lip, the pollen is carried over and the poor bee remains frustrated. Unfortunately, the UK does not have the right type of bee, so bee orchids are self-pollinated here. Look out for their tiny panicles of flowers on dry, chalk, and limestone lawns from June to July.


09. Happy Alien Flower

Happy Alien Flower (stranger flower)

This bizarre looking perennial is native to South America. The lucky alien plant is also known as “Darwin’s sliding flower”. This strange plant was discovered by Charles Darwin between 1831 and 1836. The flower looks like a happy alien with an empty white tray in his hands. The lucky alien plants can also be found in rocky alpine areas of the southern regions of South America. So, to an observer, it looks like a completely strange flowering plant on an alien planet.

The lucky alien plant blooms in the summer season. The unusual flower has a height of 5 cm and a cut out in the form. The lucky alien flowers show a combination of orange and yellow. The throat of the flowers is deep red and also has a white band inside the tray like part of the flower.

The unusual shape of this flower also attracts small birds like hummingbirds, and they like to eat the white and lip-like part of the flower. The pollen from the upper part of the flower also settles on the birds’ bodies while they eat. It aids happy alien plants with pollination.

08. Beehive Ginger (Zingiber spectabile)

Beehive Ginger (Zingiber spectabile) strange flower

Beehive ginger may look like it belongs to the pinecone family, but they are actually related to the ginger plant. Their little “cups” or “honeycombs” (actually called wrapper leaves) collect water and give off the scent of ginger. These flowers can be grown indoors, but they require a lot of space and a large pot – some can grow up to 6 feet tall. The flowers are tiny and white, sometimes resembling small honeybees, and appear between the branches. The bracts themselves change color from beautiful yellow and gold to red. Beehive ginger is valued as a cut flower because the bracts and flowers last a long time after being cut. Here you can read how to grow Beehive Ginger

07. Snake Gourd Flower (Trichosanthes cucumerina)

Snake Gourd Flower image

The beautiful Snake Gourd Flower (Trichosanthes cucumerina) is one of the strange flower in the world. The snake gourd flower might look like it belongs on a festively wrapped gift, but it’s actually a vegetable! The snake gourd originated as a wild vegetable that grew in India, but today it is grown all over the world. It belongs to the pumpkin family (like all pumpkins) and has similarities with the bitter melon plant, as it produces a rather sour and bitter taste as a long vegetable. Despite its terrible taste, the fruit of the snake gourd blossom is used in a variety of medicinal uses, and the reddish fruit in an overripe pumpkin can also be used as a tomato substitute in cooking. It might be called snake gourd, but we think it looks more like a spider.

06. Lithops Weberi (Lithops comptonii)

Lithops Weberi (Lithops comptonii

Lithops Webenuri (Lithops comptonii) comes on the 5th no on the list of 10 Unique flowrers in the world. These great little succulents are perfect for growing indoors, especially for people whose thumbs aren’t that green. These little wonders are only native to South Africa, where their evolutionary advancement has made them a drought-resistant plant. When lithops bloom it looks extraordinary, with a white or yellow daisy sticking out of what appears to be solid stone. Talk about just spreading! When you want to propagate your Living Stones, just take a leaf of one, stick it in the bed of pebbles and it will take root.

05. Tiger face in Moon Orchid (Phalaenopsis amabilis)

Tiger face in Moon Orchid (Phalaenopsis amabilis

The moon orchid is one of the three national flowers of Indonesia, the flower of charm, the other two are Jasminum sambac and Rafflesia arnoldii. Usually, in nature the stripes and markings on flowers are developed either to mimic larger animals to scare away predators, or to resemble the genitals of insects in order to attract the greatest number of pollinators and reproduce. In this case, the stripes on the moon orchid look almost exactly like those on a tiger! One wonders what kind of animals this pretty little flower is trying to scare away.

04. Subterranean Plant (Hydnora africana)

Subterranean Plant (Hydnora africana)
Subterranean Plant

This South African underground plant is truly one of the most bizarre plants on earth. Despite its crazy appearance, it is rather rare in the arid regions of South Africa. The Hydnora africana, also called jackal food by the locals, has no visible leaves, roots or chlorophyll. It is a purely parasitic, underground plant whose flowers take almost a year to grow out of the ground. Despite their monstrous appearance and disgusting smell, the Hydnora Africana produces delicious berries that are simply delicious when baked over an open fire. The fruit also has astringent properties and has been used to preserve fishnet stockings, tan and wash the face as an acne treatment.

03. Hooker’s Lip Flower

Hooker’s Lip Flower image

The flowering plant Psychotria elata is known as Hooker’s Lips because of its bright red bracts that look like juicy lips. The Psychotria elata is considered to be the most kissable plant in the world. It grows in the rainforests of South and Central America.

Unfortunately, this flower’s attractive red lip shape only lasts for a short time. After that, the lip-like shape disappears from the plant and new small white flowers grow from the center of the large red bracts. The lip-shaped flower is also only retained for a short time and helps the plant attract pollinators such as small birds and butterflies. Deforestation is also causing the number of whore-lip plants to bloom to decline.

02. Corpse Flower (Rafflesia keithii)

Corpse Flower

In the list of 10 Strange Flowers, there is a rather morbid but beautiful flower – Rafflesia keithii, or the corpse flower. There is little debate about whether or not the real corpse flower is the Rafflesia keithii or the Titan Arum. If you’ve watched the Dennis the Menace movie, you may remember the flower that Mr. Wilson waited almost 40 years to bloom – that is the titan arum. The corpse flower we are talking about now is much rarer and can only be found in the rainforests of Indonesia. The corpse flower is a parasitic organism that has no visible leaves, roots, or stems, which has led some to argue that the corpse flower is not a flower at all, but a fungus. In addition to its vampiric properties, the corpse flower is the largest single flower in the world. Still wondering why it’s nicknamed Corpse Flower? Let’s just say don’t take a deep breath of its scent.

01. Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula simia)

Monkey Face Orchid

Scientifically speaking, the Dracula simia is a rare orchid native to the tropical cloud forests of southeast Ecuador and Peru that likes to live at altitudes above 2,000 feet. And maybe the best part about it is the ripe orange scent it gives off when it blooms.

There are over 110 varieties of the genus Draculas and each of the orchid plants has the same characteristic flower centers with monkey faces.

The arrangement of the column, petals and lip is very reminiscent of the face of a monkey. The plant blooms in every season with several flowers on the inflorescence, which open one after the other. Flowers smell with the scent of a ripe orange.

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