10 Strange-Looking Flowers Spotted in the Wild That Many of You Haven’t Heard of

It is mind-blowing to learn about all the inhabitants of nature. Think about all the creatures and plants that are out there but we’ve never heard of. With all the new discoveries, technology, and scientific books out there, we are able to identify everything. Every day we come across new findings.

What we are presenting to you today are the strange flowers found in the wild that many of you haven’t seen, or heard of.

Who would have thought that there might be flowers out there shaped like a baby, bat, or lips? Surely, these are not some flowers that you can easily spot on your casual outdoor walk. However difficult to find, these are the most amazing and strange flowers people have spotted so far.

Scroll down below to check them out and be ready to amaze by all the beauty this planet hold.

1. Solanum Ovigerum

Solanum Ovigerum: This species is also known by the name of “white-egg plant”. In fact, eggs seem to sprout from the branches, but it actually is a particular variety of the aubergine. Also known as Ornamental Eggplant, or the scientific Solanum ovigerum, these “Easter egg plants” are really a type of miniature eggplant. The size of a hen’s eggs, the small fruits start out white but then ripen into pretty pastel shades including cream, orange, yellow, and green.

2. Lithops

Lithops: , the name of this species derives from two Greek words which mean “stone” and “appearance”: in fact, this plant has the shape of a stone!

3. Rafflesia Arnoldii

This plant originates from the rainforest of Indonesia and is very strange: large in size, red-orange in color and smells like rotten meat! For its unpleasant smell it is known as the cadaver plant. Unable to photosynthesize, the giant flower gets the water and nutrients it needs from a branch with long, thin ties that resemble fungal cells. The flower feeds on this branch for several years before it blooms. Rafflesia, which swells up a few months before it blooms, finally takes on the appearance of a bright red bucket with its huge ears.

4. Impatiens Bequaertii

The Impatiens Bequaertii is considered to be one of the rarest species of flowers in the world since its appearance. Its peculiar characteristic is the shape of its flower, which resembles a young dancer. It tends to come from the African continent, precisely from the eastern part of the continent. In fact, that’s where the Impatiens Bequaertii is in its climate and natural habitat.

5. Psychotria Elata

Unlike the previous plant, the Psychotria Elata, or Kiss flower, is very beautiful aesthetically. Its inflorescence, in fact, recalls very fleshy female lips. The color of this flower is a very bright red, which seems to resemble a lipstick. The Psychotria Elata can be found in Central-South America and is part of the Rubiaceae family and is, unfortunately, at risk of extinction due to the increasingly invasive deforestation.

6. Black Bat Flower

This strange plant is called black bat flower, because of its shape, but some also call it the devil flower. It belongs to the Taccaceae family and is a perennial plant. This flower is native to Southeast Asia, and in particular it can be found in the province of Yunnan, China. The main characteristic of this plant is its purple / black colored flower. This plant must avoid direct contact with sunlight.

7. Dracula Simia

Dracula Simia, also called Monkey Face Orchid, is part of the Orchidaceae family. This flower is also found mainly in Central-South America. Its flower recalls the face of a monkey, but its original name is Dracula Simia, as it prefers shady forests, often shrouded in fog, just like the famous Count Dracula. There are more than 110 varieties of this orchid found in the Equatorial region and Peru. The Monkey Face Orchid grows between 15-30 cm tall. Blossoms last from spring to autumn. Be sure to prepare a cool dark environment for these orchids to bloom. Like all orchids, it takes a lot of care and patience. The flowers are often spotted, multi-colored, and their overall appearance resembles a monkey’s face.

8. Orchis Italica

The orchis italica is also defined as the orchid of the naked man, due to the very curious shape of its flower. This flower is part of the orchid family and it can be found on Italian soil, only in southern Italy. This orchid is mainly wild, and it is also possible to find it in North Africa and in all those European areas with a Mediterranean climate.

9. Dracunculus vulgaris

The shape of this flower originating in Greece is somewhat reminiscent of calla lilies, but its flowers emit a bad smell to catch insects. It is a beautiful weird plant to observe, but from afar. It is a species from the Araceae family that spends the summer completely in sleep. Thanks to its onion-like cores under the ground, it is fully compatible with the Mediterranean climate, which does not rain for months in summer and is extremely hot. In addition, it is resistant to -28C degrees in winter. With the autumn chills and rainfall, the onion (corm) starts to become active gradually. While rooting and sprouting, it stretches a thin stolon like a few meters of rope on the soil surface or just below the surface. New mini-corms are formed on the stolons and they become leaves. So it is increasing, increasing the number in the environment. Dracunculus vulgaris corms begin to develop rapidly with large leaves in early spring, at the latest. A single large flower blooms on a stem of 30cm to 1m in length. The flower is quite large. The body is patterned with an attractive appearance. The leaves are similar to aralya leaves. It is large, has five pieces and has random white lines on it.

10. Anguloa Uniflora

Anguloa Uniflora is the first on the strange plants’ list. The anguloa uniflora is part of the orchid family “genus anguloa”. Its main feature is the shape of its flower, which seems to recall a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes. It is a plant that needs a lot of humidity, in fact its natural habitat is the wooded areas or rain forests of South America. A large sized, robust, cool to cold growing terrestrial species found at elevations of 1400 to 2500 meters from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests in deep shade and in deep leaf mold, with clustered, generally dark green with a satiny surface, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 5, smaller, leaflike sheaths and carrying 2, apical, plicate, elliptical, leaves that blooms after the deciduous leaves fall in summer until early fall on an erect, 6 to 10″ [15 to 25 cm] long, often 2, inflorescence with 5 to 7 graduated, inflated, large bracts with ovate, acuminate, subinflated floral bracts all arising basally as the new growths appear in the late winter and have a solitary, tulip-like, fleshy, fragrant, long-lasting flower held at mid-leaf height.

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Our climate is changing around us faster than predicted. From more frequent and extreme storms to unprecedented heatwaves, we’re indeed feeling the impacts of human-caused global warming. The icebergs are melting, various locations are experiencing greater flooding, wildfires are happening more frequently, and so on.

Specifically, scientists have studied past climate changes to understand the factors that can cause the planet to warm or cool. The big ones are changes in solar energy, ocean circulation, volcanic activity as well as the number of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Thus, they have each played a role at times. However, human activities are not an exception since it is believed to be main contributors to such increases in average global temperatures

And although we’re all concerned about climate change when it looks like a problem for future generations, we still ask ourselves, ‘will climate change even affect me?’ No matter what we care about, climate change is already affecting our world today. While we still have time to limit the worst impact, we have collected 15 great reasons to start acting now.

These photos illustrate the state of the planet and our climate, as it has changed over the past decade. They reveal how much seriously we must consider the climate change issues!

#1 Climate change weakens forests


#2 Beach erosion


#3 Worsening drought


Study says the current California drought is the worst in 1,200 years. Warmer temperatures are worsening droughts.

#4 Dried forests


#5 Lonely lagoon


#6 Flooded villages


#7 Mass fish death


#8 Climate change means more floods


#9 Air pollution


#10 Disappearing ice cap


#11 Farmers feel the affects


#12 Wildfires


#13 Starving animals


#14 Melting snow

#15 Hurricanes


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