While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, beauty can also be both strange and wonderful at the same time. Some would even say beauty can be both frightening and beautiful in the same moment. I believe all these things apply to this collection of weird flowers. Most of them look like something you would find on a alien planet or in some B movie from the 50s or 60s, yet they are right here on our wonderful planet. These strange looking flowers are proud and beautiful, attracting insects, bees and photographers with the other-worldly beauty and sense of something just ain’t right. Enjoy these odd beauties and wonder just what Mother Nature was smoking when she made these flowers. Here is another weird flower that is know as the kissing lips flower and some more.
By the way, some flowers I found the names for, some I didn’t and made them up. Have fun figuring which is which. And feel free to name the real flower names in the comments. Thanks.
We’ll start with a nice simple flower that looks a bit weird. Hold on after this.
Tacca chantrieri – The Black Bat Flower
Aptly named, terrifying flower.
Flowers should not have tentacles.
Popcorn Puff Flowers
Pop, now I’m a flower.
Australian Native Flower
Popularly known as the “corpse flower,” is the world’s biggest and worst smelling flower.
Bizarre Purple Flower
This flower screams “Look at me!”
Or ode to a phallic flower.
Another Passion Flower
My hair is all frizzy!
Flying Duck Orchid
Duck season! Rabbit Season! Duck Season!
Tulip “Ice cream”
Looks delicious, not.
Red Bells Flower
Ring the bells, we got a weird one here.
Spiderweb scary flower
Or the pointy cotton of death flower?
What insect would want to land on this strange flower?
One of the orchids with the nickname “monkey face”.
Stinking Corpse Lily
The stinking corpse lily is the largest known individual flower in the world. The flower is very rare, hard to locate, and smells like a decaying/rotting carcass.
Also known as the Wool Flower, the Cock’s Comb is a highly colorful flower that has a crested 2-5 inches, and grows on top of a leafy stem that stands approximately 12 inches tall.
A Weird Flower — pipe flower maybe
Looks like a toilet bowl to me.
Hairy Starfish Flower
Or Patrick the Hairy Flower.
A weird and suspicious flower.
Super Weird Corn Cob Flower
It almost looks like an ear of corn
Aand it’s in the same family as a Buttercup. It’s a weird flower, like an artichoke stuffed into a rose.
Got anymore weird, strange and mesmerizing flowers to add to this list?