33 Weird flowers – Rare and Mysterious collections

I was really intrigued when I saw a monkey orchid in Singapore orchid gardens. Believe me, it was looking exactly like a monkey. I got really inspired after seeing that weird flower and thought of doing a research on various weird looking flowers. I got a huge collection of rare and mysterious pictures of orchids and other flowers.

If you are a nature enthusiast, you will really enjoy this collection of flowers. This collection includes various rare orchids, tulips etc. Some of these flowers can be grown in your small garden and it can be a decor  for your home.

Lets take a look at 33 of these amazing collection of rare and mysterious flowers: Here u get 30 exotic and colourful garden flowers.

1. Monkey Orchid

Scientific Name : Dracula saulii

This orchid resembles a monkey’s face and hence the name. The flower is white on the inside with a brown band on the outside. It grows mainly in cold weather.

Image: istockphoto.com / Okuiwa

2. Hooker’s Lips

Scientific Name : Psychotria elata

The bright red color of this flower attracts pollinators like humming bird. Commonly found in the rain forests of Central and South America. The flower looks like a pair of lips in its budding stage before fully blooming into a flower.

Hookers Lips
Image: istockphoto.com / reisegraf

3. Naked Man Orchid

Scientific Name : Orchis italica

Commonly found in the Mediterranean. The lip of this orchid looks just like a man and hence called Naked man orchid.

Naked Man Orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / Ondrej Prosicky

4. Ice cream tulip

Scientific Name : Tulipa icecream

This flower definitely lives up to its name and looks exactly like a delicious ice cream cone. White petals are closely mounted against one another and form a central cone. Its visual appeal makes it a center-piece in any garden.

Ice cream tulip
Image: istockphoto.com / Maksims Grigorjevs

5. Moth Orchid

Scientific Name : Phalaenopsis

This is the most common orchid variety due to its ease of production and the availability of blooming plants all year-round. Found in Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Southern China, the Indian Subcontinent and Queensland.

Moth Orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / NithidPhoto

6. Dancing Girls

Scientific Name : Impatiens bequaertii

Commonly found in the rain forests of East Africa. This flower is very small, about half inch in length.

Dancing Girls
Image: istockphoto.com / Peacefoo

7. Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid

Scientific Name : Ophrys bombyliflora

Comes under bee orchid species. This plant is a native of the Mediterranean region. It’s named after the Greek word bombylios, meaning bumble bee.

Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / Andi Edwards

8. Swaddled Babies

Scientific Name : Anguloa uniflora

The flowers of this orchid resembles babies sleeping in a cradle. Commonly found in parts of South America.

Anguloa uniflora

9. Parrot Flower

Scientific Name : Impatients psittacina

As the name suggests, this flower resembles a flying parrot. This plant is commonly found in parts of South east Asia.

Parrot Flower
Image: istockphoto.com / Natural_Pod

10. Flying Duck Orchid

Scientific Name : Caleana major

This bright colored flower is a native of Australia. The bright purple color attracts pollinating agents.

Image: istockphoto.com / Ken Griffiths

11. Tiger face orchid

The center portion of this orchid flower looks exactly like the face of a tiger, as evident from the image below.

Tiger faced orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / Mariia Demchenko

12. Happy Alien

Scientific Name : Calceolaria uniflora

This mountain plant is commonly found in the southern part of South America. Its combination of red, white and yellow colors makes it look like an alien.

Happy Alien
Image: istockphoto.com / GerhardSauracker

13. Angel Orchid

Scientific Name : Habenaria grandifloriformis

This flower is white in color and the arrangement of petals makes it look like an angel. Commonly found in the grasslands of Southern India.

Angel Orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / ePhotocorp

14. Dove Orchid

Scientific Name : Peristeria elata

A Native of Central America, the central portion of this white flower resembles a dove. Also called Holy Ghost Orchid.

Dove orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / jy2nic

15. Ballerina Orchid

Scientific Name : Caladenia melanema

This orchid exactly looks like a ballerina dancer. Commonly found in Australia.

Ballerina Orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / Beatrice Sirinuntananon

16. White Egret Orchid

Scientific Name : Habenaria radiata

This orchid flower looks like a white egret in flight. Found in China, Japan, Korea and Russia.

White Egret Orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / gyro

17. Jewel Orchid

Scientific Name : Anoectochilus geniculatus

These are so named because of the stunning patterns and coloration of their dramatic foliage.

Anoectochilus geniculatus

18. Darth Vader Flower

Scientific Name : Aristolochia salvadorensis

This flower looks like the mask of popular Star Wars character Darth Vader and hence the name.

Darth Vader Flower
Image: istockphoto.com / Francisco Herrera

19. Grey Spider Flower

Scientific Name : Grevillea buxifolia

This flower has yellowish and white petals, with stalks covered in reddish brown hairs. The arrangement makes it look like a grey spider. Commonly found in New South Wales in Australia.

Image: istockphoto.com / corridor91

20. Sara Tree Flower

Scientific Name : Couroupita guianensis

Also known as Cannonball Tree Flower, this is a native to the rain forests of Central and South America.

Sara Tree Flower
Image: istockphoto.com / Pathompong Bussapapongpan

21. Mirror Orchid

Scientific Name : Ophrys speculum

This petals of this unique orchid resembles a female wasp. Male wasps, thinking that the petals are a female, land on them and helps in pollination.

Mirror Orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / jarcosa

22. Pink Lady’s Slipper Orchid

Scientific Name : Cypripedium acaule

This flower is commonly found in Canada. The petals are yellowish-brown to maroon in color with a large pouch that is usually a shade of pink. The pouch is prominent and gives this flower a lady’s slipper like look.

Pink Lady’s Slipper Orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / wbritten

23. Lily-of-the-Valley Flower

Scientific Name : Convallaria majalis

Lily of the valley plants are one of the most fragrant and blooming plants in the spring and early summer throughout the northern temperate zone.

 Lily-of-the-Valley Flower
Image: istockphoto.com / rustamank

24. Bird of Paradise

Scientific Name : Strelitzia reginae

Also called Crane flower. This flower is a native of South Africa.

Bird of Paradise
Image: istockphoto.com / Anna Dudek

25. Passiflora Violacea Victoria

Scientific Name : Passiflora racemosa × Passiflora caerulea

This flower is purple in color with a dark center and white filament tips.

Passiflora Violacea Victoria
Image: istockphoto.com / emer1940

26. Paracaleana Nigrita

This flower resembles a bird in flight. Its a native of Australia.

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27. Fly Orchid

Scientific Name : Ophrys insectifera

This orchid flower looks just like a fly and so it is called fly orchid. Commonly found in Europe.

Fly Orchid
Image: istockphoto.com / CreativeNature_nl

28. Skeleton Flower

Scientific Name : Diphylleia grayi

This flower is called skeleton flower because its petals turn crystal clear when they make contact with water. When dry, the flower is white in color!!!

Diphylleia grayi

29. The Bat Flower

Scientific Name : Tacca Chantrieri

This flower is native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, and southern China. This flower is also called Devil’s flower, thanks to its devil like appearance.

The Bat Flower
Image: istockphoto.com / passion4nature

30. Ceropegia

Scientific Name : Ceropegia Haygarthii

The name of this flower was derived from the words ‘keros’ meaning wax and ‘pege’ meaning fountain. As the name suggests, this flower looks like a fountain of wax. Also called parachute flower or lantern flower. Commonly found in Africa, southern Asia and Australia.

Ceropegia Haygarthii

31. Jungle Night Flower

Scientific Name : Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

This is the flower of elephant foot yam or stink lily, which is a tropical tuber crop grown in Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Jungle Night Flower
Image: istockphoto.com / Francisco Herrera

32. Flame Lily

Scientific Name : Gloriosa superba

This flower, with its spectacular array of yellow and red colored petals, looks like a flame. Also known by the name fire lily. Commonly found in Asia and Africa.

Flame Lily
Image: istockphoto.com / y-studio

33. Jeweled Carpet Flower

The arrangement of petals gives this flower a jewel – like appearance and hence called so.

Flower with jewel-like appearance

Let us know which flower really amazed you the most. Share your valuable thoughts with us.

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