Amazing Flowers That Look Like Other Things

    Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
    Image:Michael Prideaux

As someone who has a love of gardening, I am passionate about flowers. To me, they are nature's jewels. I grow various kinds all year.

Orchids are a favorite of many flower lovers. The varieties seem endless; there are more than 25,000 known species of orchids. Research has dated some species back 120 million years, before the continents split into their present formation. 

Here is an interesting collection of flowers, mostly of the orchid variety, that evoke mental images of other things entirely. Orchids have evolved to resemble the type of insect they must attract to propagate. So while these flowers bring to mind naked men, flying ducks and even Darth Vader, they are likely to favor a certain insect as well.

See many more examples from this collection here, including the naked man and Darth Vader varieties.

    Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
    Image: Pinterest, original source unknown 

   Hooker's Lips (Psychotria Elata)
   Image: Flickr 

    Ballerina orchid (Caladenia Melanema)
    Image: Tere Montero 

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