Beautiful, But Weird Flowers

Beautiful, But Weird Flowers

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,…

Kissing Lips Flower – Pucker Up!

Kissing Lips Flower – Pucker Up!

This flowering plant, the Psychotria Elata, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies by showing them some fairly seductive, and delicious ruby red lips. The flowers on the plant may attract humming birds, but I’m still confused by human lips attract the hummingbird? You would think you would see lots of humming birds and butterflies crashing into peoples’ faces to get at the perceived sweet nectar within. See my only found image of a butterfly feeding on a human face below the puckering flowers. Okay, this may not be a butterfly trying to…