12 Photos Of Weird And Rare Flowers That Look Like They From A Fairytale

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Nature is incredibly creative and never stops to amaze me. Are you are a nature enthusiast? You will certainly enjoy these collections of flowers. 

Flowers are considered symbols of beauty, love, affection, and friendship. 

The blossoms of the flowers serve as their reproductive organs, with a purpose to attract pollinators. 

They are beautiful as decor, as well as a conversation starter. It is possible to grow some of these flowers in your home. 

Below you will find a fascinating collection of unusual and beautiful looking flowers.

Happy Alien – Scientific Name: Calceolaria uniflora

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This mountain plant mirrors an alien due to its mixture of red, yellow, and white colors. It was initially discovered by Darwin between 1831 and 1836 and found in Tierra del Fuego, South America.

Parrot Flower – Scientific Name: Impatiens psittacina

ID 106499209 © Sirfujiyama | Dreamstime.com

This flying parrot looking flower usually found in parts of Southeast Asia.

Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid – Scientific Name: Ophrys bombyliflora

ID 54470311 © Andreas Zerndl | Dreamstime.com

Called after the Greek word bombylios, meaning bumblebee, and is a native flower to the Mediterranean.

Dove Orchid – Scientific Name: Peristeria elata

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This pretty white flower is also known as Holy Ghost Orchid, as its central parts look like a dove.

Monkey Orchid – Scientific Name: Dracula saulii

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This flower resembles a monkey’s face. It grows at altitudes of over 3,000 feet, in the cloud forests of Peru and southeastern Ecuador.

Moth Orchid – Scientific Name: Phalaenopsis

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This orchid that looks like a moth in flight is found in Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, and Queensland. It looks like a moth in flight.

Hooker’s Lips  Scientific Name: Psychotria elata

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This flower attracts pollinators and usually found in Central and South America rain forests. The red flower looks like a pair of lips in its flowering stage. The kissable flower lasts for a few days until the flower opens to little yellow and white flowers within.

Ballerina Orchid – Scientific Name: Caladenia melanema

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This ballerina dancer looking orchid grows in Australia.

Naked Man Orchid – Scientific Name: Orchis italica

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This Mediterranean flower looks like a man. It is known as a powerful aphrodisiac and can be used as a natural treatment for diarrhea and flatulence. Unfortunately, it has a threatened status.

Flying Duck Orchid – Scientific Name: Caleana major

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This flower grows in Australia and is bright purple.

Darth Vader Flower – Scientific Name: Aristolochia salvadorensis

ID 115879371 © Andiafaith | Dreamstime.com

This flower got its name from the popular Star Wars character Darth Vader.

Grey Spider Flower – Scientific Name: Grevillea buxifolia

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This unique flower looks like a grey spider, with yellowish and white petals, and stalks covered in reddish-brown hairs.

Caring for an orchid;

After the flowers drop off from the orchid, you could leave the stem intact or cut it back to a node, or possibly removing it completely. To remove the flower spike entirely, you would need to cut it off at the base. Do this when the stem starts to turn yellow or brown.

You could get an orchid to bloom again by fertilizing it every other week with a 20-20-20 houseplant fertilizer mixed at half strength. Don’t water your plant, you could add ice cubes on the weeks you fertilize your plant. Place your plant in direct sunlight.

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