There are many wonders on Earth, some are so odd that they are difficult to accept. Flowers are already a beautiful sight to behold, but some look surprisingly like animals. On the other hand, there are also animals that really look like lovely flowers. Courteous by our expert flower delivery team who frequent travel around the world and there are only a couple of examples of these weird living things that look alike:
Creatures that look like flowers:
- Anthozoa (flower creatures)
This name perfectly suits the animal, Anthozoa: It comes from the Greek words for both flowers and animals. Anthozoa is a sea animal that looks much like flowers during its first growth phase. Another cool fact about this animal is that their relatives, which go back no less than 570 million years, are amongst the most ancient kinds of creatures on the planet.
- Star-nosed mole
This mole seems to have a pink blossom sprouting from its nose – which means when it rises out of the ground by its nose, it would seem like a plant that is growing. This animal is visually impaired, however, it has increased sensory system due to the tentacles on its nose. Each tentacle has about 25 thousands small touch receptors, one of which can even detect microscopic surface, helping the creature to rapidly assess prey.
- Tussock caterpillar
Though butterflies are commonly known for their lively designs and shades that look like pretty blooms, the pale tussock caterpillar is often mistaken for a yellow flower. The caterpillar camouflages itself in order to discourage other animals from feasting on it. As it grows into a moth, the vibrant colors will blur into cool beige and brown shades.
Try not to be tricked by the colorful petals of this fish. Though it appears as an innocent exotic flower, it is actually a poisonous fish that have spikes loaded up with toxin. It has vibrant colors, which are intended to caution other creatures about its potential danger.
- Flower cap jellyfish
This sea creature has pinstriped and translucent bells that look like a blossom. The jellyfish is native to the West Pacific situated off the shore of southern Japan. The tentacles resemble petals and sting littler fishes that get caught.
Flowers that look like creatures:
Bugs and animals are not the main ones that can trick you with their looks, sometimes flowers also appear like animals.
- Dracula Simia (Monkeyface orchids)
Let’s be honest, it doesn’t take any effort for one to agree to this flower name “Dracula” as a result of its 2 long petals that resemble fangs and “simia” for its similarity to monkeys. The flower has a monkey face that consists of 2 little eyes, rough eyebrows, small fuzzy nose, and facial beard. The resemblance appears more prominent when one views the plant from afar. The Orchid is uncommon since it only grows at high altitudes of over three thousand feet on the cloud woodlands of Ecuador and Peru. So, you might never get the chance to see one physically. It can bloom throughout the entire year and its blooms have ripe oranges scent.
- Phalaenopsis amabilis (Moth Orchid)
It is no big surprise that some orchids are on this list since there are over 25 thousand various orchids’ species. Phalaenopsis amabilis is the most widely recognized orchid flower and got its name as a result of its alleged similarity to a flying moth. The Moth Orchid isn’t very popular around the world, but it is a native plant in north Australia, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia. It is available in almost every shade of the rainbow. How does it differ from other orchids? The Moth Orchid is able to bloom numerous times per year — when the growth condition is ideal obviously.
- Psychotria elata (Hooker’s Lips)
Flowers Lips, Hooker Lips, or any other name you call it — there’s no magic on why it got those names. The brilliant red parts that take after the lips of a hooker aren’t really petals, but bracts. The bracts are remained in their kissable state for a week afore spreading to uncover the small white and yellow blossoms inside. P. elata is a native plant found in the tropical areas of Panama and Columbia. However, it now on the endangered species list because of its fame and the log falling in its habitat. We pray we don’t have to say goodbye to this beauty soon.
- Impatiens Bequaretii (Dancing young ladies)
These little delights are so rare and it is very hard to get, even by the most committed plant collector. It got its nickname due to its similarity to dancing women wearing dresses. Impatiens Bequaretii is a native plant in some areas of eastern Africa. The flowers are often white and pale pink in color. The plant is very petite, developing to pretty much one foot and bearing blossoms with the length of about half an inch. This plant can climb, so they are perfect for hanging grower where you will be able to enjoy the view of these astonishing blossoms. They easily grow when they come in contact with soil and are a nice addition to your collection of indoor plants in the event that you can get one.
- Ophyrus bomybliflora (Bee Orchid)
The name of this cheerful small guy came from its similarity to a grinning bee, if honey bees do actually laugh. Its Greek name originates from “Ophrys” which means eyebrow, maybe alluding to the fluffy bits around the edge of the bloom. It can be found in many regions in North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, though it’s becoming scarcer due to its hard growth process. Ophyrus bomybliflora exists in a symbiotic relationship with a specific fungus so as to effectively develop, making transplanting so complicated. This plant is surprisingly smart; the blossoms are pollinating by themselves in the North, however, its shape and color emulate the smell and look of a feminine bee which attracts male honey bees for mating, therefore speeding up the fertilization procedure.
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