These aren’t your ordinary flowers. Check out bizarre blooms that look like animals, movie characters, and more in this photo gallery.
The petals of the bee orchid look and smell like a real female bee, luring in males that pick up and spread the flower’s pollen.
Photograph by Alistair Laming, Alamy
A tiny birdlike figure appears when the dove orchid blooms. The orchid, native to Central America, is Panama’s national flower.
Photograph by Humberto Olarte Cupas, Alamy
Be careful if you find a flame lily. Resembling a campfire, the poisonous plant can be deadly for humans if eaten.
Photograph by Dinodia Photos, Alamy
Similar to real-life elephants that hang out in herds, the elephanthead lousewort grows in clusters of large purple blooms.
Photograph by Robert Harding World Imagery, Getty Images
Dubbed the Darth Vader flower, this Star-Wars-style bloom isn’t just creepy for its looks. It also smells like rotting flesh to attract insects.
Photograph by KPG Payless2, Shutterstock
The shape of their bright pink outer petals and “dripping” white inner petals earned these blooms the name bleeding heart flowers.
Photograph by PhotoAlto, Odilon Dimier, Getty Images
Here’s one monkey you won’t see swinging in trees. The monkey orchid, which smells like oranges, is a flower that grows in South American cloud forests.
Photograph by Danita Delimont, Alamy
Growing up to six feet tall, the parrot flower plant of Southeast Asia has blossoms that look like, um, parrots.
Photograph by nok6716, iStock, Getty Images Plus
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