The flower, as a reproductive organ, evolved with only one primary purpose – to attract pollinators such as insects or birds. This feature has fueled their astonishing evolutionary explosion of different colors and shapes, some of which have even come to resemble various recognizable figures, plants, or animals.
Flowers that look like something else
The colors of these quirky orchids attract insects and birds, signaling that these flowers are packed with tasty nectar. Their forms, on the other hand, are often developed to attract or accommodate specific pollinators, while deterring parasites or other less desirable pollinators. Some flowers are more welcoming to bees , while others are perfect for hummingbirds or different insects.
Its stunning colors and biodiversity have attracted another type of creature as well – us. Orchid lovers value flowers like these for their resemblance to other recognizable objects which, while casual, is still certainly entertaining.
Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
You can see a similarity with the face of an animal, more precisely with the face of a monkey.
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
It can be interpreted as a bird that is taking flight, with a deep gaze and open wings.