Exotic flowers are always beautiful. Even if they look creepy, they are beautiful and attractive. Part of their beauty lies in the fact that we don’t see them every day. In this article, we have collected 40 weird flowers. These flowers are so weird in nature and shape that will blow your mind. Besides, most people don’t even know these flowers exist. Scroll down and take a look at them.
Ophrys apifera is one of the most beautiful weird flowers. It looks like a smiling bumblebee. Although this flower is available in parts of the world such as Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, it is considered one of the endangered species because it is hard to propagate.
2. Angel Orchid
Zygopetalum rhein is called Angel Orchid because botanists resemble its look to an angel wearing a gown. This flower originates from India where it was found for the first time in 1932. It is a short flower that does not exceed 5 inches tall. Angel orchid is very beautiful and it makes an excellent decoration.
3. Bat Plant
Tacca integrifolia belongs to the yam family. It is an extremely unusual plant. It got its name because of the resemblance between its black flowers and bats. Bat plant is one of the toughest weird flowers. It can basically grow anywhere.
4. Beehive Ginger
Zingiber spectabile is a tall plant that can grow up to 6 feet. It is distinguished by its exotic flowers that look like honeybees. Beehive Ginger is used for indoor decorations. You can grow it indoors in the same way you grow ginger indoors. However, the only difference is that you need a large container for this huge ginger plant.
5. Birds of Paradise
Strelitzia is one of the most popular weird flowers in this world. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors. However, if you are growing outdoor, you should keep in mind that this tropical flower requires warmth and heat. Bird of paradise is easy to grow. It is also a low maintenance plant that does not need much care.
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6. Chamber Maids
Calceolaria uniflora goes by many names such as Happy alien, Chamber Maids, and Darwin’s slipper. This mountain flower was discovered by Charles Darwin. Chamber Maids are small flowers with an average height of 4 inches. They love cool weather and they don’t tolerate the heat.
7. Corpse Flower
Rafflesia keithii or Corpse flower is an extremely rare flower that exclusively grows in the rainforest of Indonesia. What makes this flower weird is the fact it does not have any leaves, roots or stem. Although its look has nothing to do with its names, its smell does. This individual flower smells like a corpse.
8. Corpse Lily
Amorphophallus titanum is another rare plant that originates from Indonesia. Corpse Lily is a blooming flower that rarely blooms. In fact, when this rare flower blooms it makes the headlines. It is also one of the largest flowers on earth. It can grow up to 12 feet tall and it weights 100 pounds.
9. Dancing Girls
Impatiens bequaertii is the kind of flowers that you can see only in pictures. It is not because they don’t exist anymore but because it is extremely rare to find one. They grow in East Africa and they come in white and pink. These cuties are vines. They also have a small size which makes them ideal to grow in planters and decorate your house with them.
10. Desert Pea
Swainsona formosa is one of the most unusual weird flowers. These Wildflowers are native to Australia where they are protected. It is illegal to pick up one of these famous wildflowers without the consent of the Australian government.
11. Devils Hand
Chiranthodendron pentadactylon is also known as devil’s hands, Monkey’s hand, and Monkey Paw. This exotic flower can be found in Mexico where a religious value is attached to it. The devil’s hand is a tropical plant that can grow in a temperate climate. It is not distinguished only by its unique appearance, but also by its medicinal uses. It is used to heal a variety of heart diseases.
12. Dove Orchid
Peristeria elata is commonly known as Dave orchid and Holy ghost orchid. This cute rare flower originates from Panama where it is the national flower. Dave Orchid is an endangered species because it is randomly picked in Panama. There are no rules that prevent people from picking it although it is on the verge of extinction.
13. Brazilian Dutchman’s Pipe
Aristolochia gigantea or as some people call it “the Giant Pelican Plant” is a unique plant that grows in Brazil. This plant has a spectacular view but an awful odor. It releases an extremely unpleasant smell.
14. Flame Lily
Gloriosa superba is one of the most beautiful weird flowers. It grows in many parts of the world. It is also widely available because it is propagated easily. Flame lily or Glory lily is a popular decoration. However, if you intend to grow it for decoration, make you sure you put it out of the reach of your pets and children because it is poisonous to both. Ironically, this rare flower is considered an invasive weed in many regions!
15. Flying Duck Orchid
Caleana major is another Australian weird flower. Due to its delicate growth requirements, this flower has never been propagated. If you want to have one, you will need to visit Australia where it grows in the Australian bush.
16. Fly Orchid
Ophrys insectifera is another weird member of the orchid family. In fact, the orchid family contains many weird flowers. Fly orchids are widespread in Europe. Their average height ranges between 11 and 15 inches.
17. Hammer Orchid
Drakaea glyptodon is an Australian orchid that grows in Western Australia. It is also called the Hammer Orchid and the King-in-His-Carriage. Due to its tiny size, it hard to spot it. However, if you ever see it, don’t forget to pick it up. It is extremely decorative and expensive.
18. Hooker’s Lips
Psychotria elata has many names including Hooker’s lips, Hot Lips, and Flower Lips. This exotic flower can be found in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama. It is a very popular flower due to its extremely unique appearance. It is illegal to pick this flower since it is on the endangered species list.
19. Lithops Weberi
Lithops comptonii is one of the most extraordinary weird flowers. They are flowering stones or as it is called a “living stone”. Lithops Weberi is a member of the succulent family. They are extremely decorative and low maintenance. You can grow them both indoors and outdoors. These beauties when they bloom, you will see an extremely beautiful view that you won’t forget easily.
20. Lobster Claw
Besides Lobster Claw, Heliconia rostrata is also known as False Bird of Paradise and Wild Plantain. It is one of the most colorful weird flowers. One of the unique features of this flower is that it blooms many years each year. You can grow it easily in your garden or in containers since its size is small. Make sure that you provide it with a lot of water and fertilization.
21. Monkey Face Orchid
Dracula simia is an extremely rare and exceptional plant. It features two dark little eyes, fuzzy dotted eyebrows, and furry little nose and beard area. Only a few people have seen this flower because it is extremely hard to get to it even if it is found. It usually grows in the cloud forests of Peru and southeastern Ecuador. Monkey Face Orchid blooms all year round, thus, it will make a lovely addition to your gardens or indoors.
22. Tiger face in Moon Orchid
Phalaenopsis amabilis is the symbol of charm in its native home, Indonesia. It is also one of the three national flowers. It features stripes that look exactly like tiger stripes. That is what makes this flower absolutely unique.
23. Moth Orchid
Phalaenopsis amabilis is one of the most well-known orchid flowers. It is also quite popular. It originates from Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and northern Australia. In these regions, it is widely available and it comes in a variety of colors. It blooms many times each year and it is not difficult to grow.
24. Naked Man Orchid
Orchis italica is one of the most wonderfully weird flowers. This flower is so unique and exceptional that you will think it is an alien. Relax, it is not! It is native to the Mediterranean and it looks like a group of tiny hanging men. That is why it is also called the Hanging Man Orchid. Naked man orchid is an extremely popular flower that is widely used in medicine, in making drinks and for decoration. Due to that, they became an endangered species.
25. Parrot Flower
Impatiens psittacina is one of the rarest weird flowers to find. It is an endangered species that originates from Thailand where it is against law to pick or take it out of the country. When images of these plants first appeared on the internet, they have been removed under the pretext that these images were manipulated or were not real. Well, they were real and these flowers do exist in reality. However, only a few people have seen them.
26. Passion Flower
Passiflora incarnata is an exceptional flower in many aspects. It features an extremely pleasant smell. It is widely used commercially in making perfumes. It also produces edible fruits that are widely used in flavoring many dishes. This popular flower originates from India and Japan where it is also called Clock Flower.
27. Protea Pinwheel
Leucospermum catherinae is an extremely exceptional and weird flower. It is believed that this flower is interconnected with fire. Protea Pinwheel is one of the strongest weird flowers. It can tolerate a variety of harsh climates.
28. Pleurothallis truncata
This is one of most uncommon weird flowers. It belongs to the orchid family but unlike the rest of its family members, this flower prefers cool climates.
29. Silver Vase
Aechmea fasciata is valued for its quality and growability. Even if you have not grown anything in your life before, you can easily grow this prestigious flower. It features broad, waxy leaves and sharp, spiky flower heads. It is native to Brazil but since it is easy to grow, you can find it in nursery stores and online.
30. Snake Gourd Flower
Trichosanthes cucumerina is not a real flower but rather a vegetable. However, it looks pretty much like a flower. It is originally native to India but it is largely available in many parts of the world. This veggie as a bitter sour taste yet it is used in many cooking. It is also used in medicine.
31. Snap Dragon Seed Pod
Antirrhinum majus look more like a creature than a flower. However, it is one of the best fragrant flowers. It also has an appealing bright color. Historically, these flowers were believed to have magical powers to repel evil spirits and ghosts.
32. Spider Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum morifolium is one of the most coveted weird flowers due to its unusual shape and appearance. It belongs to the mums family and just like all the other members of its family, it is ideal to grow in containers and to use for decoration. Spider Chrysanthemum is easy to grow and it is grown in the same way all mums are grown. Check out this article if you want to grow it in a container.
33. Star Flower
Stapelia grandiflora is called star flower or starfish flower. It is one of the most alluring weird flowers. It features a striking appearance and large fuzzy flowers. Although this flower looks absolutely gorgeous, it is recommended that you grow it outdoors because its scent is extremely disgusting. It smells like a dead body.
34. Subterranean Plant
Hydnora Africana is one of the world’s weirdest flowers. It looks more like a monster rather than a flower. This monstrous-looking flower is native to South Africa. It also has an unpleasant strong scent. However, what makes this flower unique is that it produces extremely tasty berries. These berries are usually eaten cooked. They are not only delicious but also healthy.
35. Swaddled Babies
Anguloa uniflora is a tulip orchid. It is one of the cutest weird flowers on this list and in the world. it is native to the Colombian Andes. This flower is distinguished not only by its unique appearance but also by its unique scent. It has an extremely sweet odor that will make you feel refreshed.
36. Tropical pitcher plant
Nepenthes is also known as Tropical pitcher plant and Monkey Cup. It is available in many parts of the world especially in Australia, Madagascar, and the jungles of Indonesia. Tropical pitcher plants are carnivorous. They feed on insects thus, they are a great way to get rid of insects in your garden.
37. Virgin Mary in Moon Orchid
Phalaenopsis amabilis is one of the most elegant and attractive weird plants. These cute little flowers are very appealing. Taking into account their small size, they can be grown easily in containers. They are an excellent choice to decorate your house or garden.
38. Voodoo Lily
Dracunculus vulgaris can be found in Europe and the Balkans. It is called the Voodoo lily because of its evil-looking appearance. Although it is a tropical plant, it can survive basically in any climate. It is extremely tough. It is not recommended to grow Voodoo lily because of its disgusting scent.
Welwitschia mirabilis has an extremely unique look. It is also an extremely rare plant since it is the only member of its family. It is believed that this flower has existed since the Jurassic era. It can survive for centuries. Welwitschia is not available but for one place which is Namibia. Surviving in one of the driest places on earth tells you how strong this plant is.
40. White Egret Orchid
Pecteilis radiata is another popular weird orchid flower that looks astonishing. It is native to Asia but it can be found in the United States too. Thus you can grow it but it requires care and maintenance since it is a very delicate plant.
These are the world’s weirdest flowers. These flowers are either rare in look and appearance or rare in specifications. Most of us will never see these flowers are most of them are extremely hard to find. However, we have at least taken a look at them in photos.