The following beautiful flowers may make you reconsider that perhaps fairytales are telling about the truth! ( Source: distractify )
Camellia Japonica is found in forests around China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan at altitudes of 1,000 feet or higher. Known as the Rose of Winter, these shrubs flower during the colder months. This one is surprisingly perfect.
These rare orchids only grow in the forests of Ecuador and Peru on the side of mountains. When in bloom, they resemble monkeys and smell like ripe oranges.
Beehive Ginger, found in South-East Asia, earned its name because of their strange leaves.
The Pink Moth Orchid is famous for resembling a bird or moth in flight, it even has a beak.
Once the seed pod of a snapdragon dies, they leave behind these terrifying skulls.
Kadupul flowers are a type of cactus native to Central and South America. They flower rarely and when they do, only at night, wilting away at dawn. The flower is so delicate that the feather-like leaves can’t be picked without damaging the plant.
Hoya Wax Flowers look as though they were made by hand.
When in full bloom, Candy Cane Sorrel looks exactly like the sweet treat.
Native to China, Japan, Korea and Russia the White Egret Orchid looks almost like a paper eagle in flight.
Tucked away in these beautiful Holy Ghost Orchids are small dove-like flowers.
Psychotria elata is more commonly known as “hookers lips”.
The unusual flowers of the Tacca chantrieri look almost like a black bat.
The Chinese Lantern is an elegant shrub that erupts into a beautiful lantern shape as it flowers.
The Corpse Flower blooms only once or twice a decade. Its unique smell – rotting flesh – attracts flies which it uses as pollinators.
The flying duck orchid is a flower that, well, looks like a flying duck.
This elegant Trichosanthe is a delicacy in Asia, with almost every part grown for food or medicine.
These incredible two-faced flowers have gone through a process known as “sport”, when one part of a plant suddenly mutates.
True to the name, the buds of the Balloon flower pop open as they flower, transforming into magnificent plants.
Yellow and Purple Lady Slippers look as though you could slide your foot right in and wear them as shoes.
Parrot’s beak grows bold claw-like flowers in fiery shades of orange, red and yellow.
Tricyrtis hirta has tentacle-like whiskers growing from the flower, making it look like something you’d find on an alien planet.
Aquilegia Columbine Magpie
From only a few areas in Thailand, Burma and India, the Parrot Flower is famous amongst botanists for looking like the feathered creature.
Primula ‘Zebra Blue’ is a strange, zebra patterned plant.
Passion flowers are found in the USA and Asia. The flowers are magnificently beautiful and a favourite for Hummingbirds.
If there’s one flower capable of giving you nightmares, it’s the Ghost orchid. This Endangered plant looks like something from a horror movie and unsurprisingly, has inspired several books.
The magnificent Jade Vine looks almost like a colorful bunch of bananas. These fleshy pods are native only to the Philippines.