8 Plants That Look Like Animals: Nature's Stunning Resemblances

Parrot Flowers (Impatiens psittacina): Parrot Balsam, Impatiens psittacina, is endemic to limited portions of northern Thailand, Burma, and Manipur in India. This flower was called "Cockatoo Balsam" by British botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker because it resembled a "flying cockatoo".

Bee Orchids (Ophrys apifera): This hardy orchid grows 15-50 cm tall. Autumn brings the most beautiful blossoms, which last until winter. Bee Orchid blossoms appear like bees with multicolored stripes and a gorgeous coloring when in bloom.

Bunny Succulents (Monilaria moniliformis): Monilaria moniliformis, a slow-growing succulent from South Africa, with the prettiest bunny ears. These growths generally lose the rabbit ears appearance, but succulents grow slowly, so this stage lasts a while.

Monkey Orchids (Dracula simia): Monkey Face Orchids (Dracula simia) are unusual and interesting orchids that resemble monkey faces. This flower is called "Monkey Orchids." because its insides resemble monkey faces.

White Egret Orchids (Habenaria radiata): One of Japan's most popular orchid species, these blossoms resemble white egrets (herons) in flight. These White Egret Orchids exude elegance with their feathery petals and lovely white hues.

Hummingbird or Green Bird Flowers (Crotalaria Cunninghamii): Their feather-like petals mimic hummingbird wings in flight, making these flowers look like them. Crotalaria Cunninghamii is a Fabaceae legume. The plant's name, Crotalaria, comes from the Greek word meaning rattle.

Dolphin Succulents (Senecio peregrinus): A lovely succulent hybrid, String of Dolphins (Senecio peregrinus) is a cross between String of Pearls and Candle Plant. Its trailing branches with tiny, dolphin-shaped leaves make it a rare and desirable plant up to 3 feet long.

Fly Orchids (Ophrys insectifera): European and Asian fly orchids, Ophrys insectifera, are unusual orchids. They are known for seducing male pollinators by mimicking the look and fragrance of female insects, particularly bees and wasps.