Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression , some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock. Let us look at some of the most beautiful and strange flowers that adorn the world around us….
The Angloua Uniflora is a beautiful orchid which is commonly known by the name, Swaddled Babies. The plant grows in the Columbian Andes. The most stunning feature of the plant is its flowers which are large, creamy-white and waxy. Their structure looks like a baby wrapped in swaddling cloth.
Naked Man Orchid
The Orchis italica is often referred to as the italian orchid. But, more commonly, it is known as the naked man orchid. This is because, the amazing flowers of the orchid have petals that look like naked men.
Snapdragon and its Skull
The Antirrhinum, found in the rocky areas Europe,America and North Africa, has an interesting flower called the dragon flower or snapdragon. The beautiful flower petals give the impression of the face of a dragon, which, when squeezed, will open and close like the mouth. But, once the petals wither and fall off, only the seed pod is left behind, presenting quite a macabre look, because the seed pod looks like a skull.
These small plants are terrestrial spider orchids that grow singly or in groups in different parts across the island of Australia. The flowers are essentially cream in colours, and their petals and sepals have dark trichromes.
The flower, especially in the bud form, of the Lamprocapnos, a flowering plant of the poppy family, oddly resembles the conventional shape of the heart with e droplet beneath. That is why, it has been given the name, a bleeding heart.