Australian Flowers With Petals Look Like Perfect Little Hummingbirds | 22 Words

As all avid botanists out there will know, there is a whole array of magical and mesmerizing flowers and plants out there.

But now, one plant, in particular, has been brought to our attention, and it's all because of its uncanny resemblance to a hummingbird...

There are so many remarkable plants and flowers out there.

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The weird and wonderful world of botany has captured our minds and imaginations for decades now, and there are literally thousands of gorgeous plants out there for us to care for and nurture. Keep scrolling to see some of the most amazing ones...

Clear succulents.

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There is a rare type of succulent that has transparent, fleshy skin. Native to South Africa, this type of succulent grows in clusters with soft, fleshy leaves that are clear at the top. Like most succulents, they don't require a lot of upkeep. Just make sure not to over-water them!

Rose Shaped Succulents.

It says it on the tin - Known in the botany world as Greenovia Dodrentalis, these beautiful succulents grow in curved layers that resemble little green roses.


A plant that wouldn't look out of place on a sci-fi movie set, the trachyandra is an unusual type of succulent that is characterized for its alienesque structure.


Nicknamed "spiral grass" and "frizzle sizzle plant", the albuca plant is known and loved for it's unique spiralized leaves, all which coil up from the bulb and grow in a spring shape.


Lithops, more commonly known as "living rock plants" or "pebble plants", are unusual rock-like succulents. Am I the only one who thinks they resemble miniature human brains?


Similarly to the rose succulent, the echeveria grows in a manner that leaves it resembling a flower.

The Living Pebble Succulent.

Known amongst botanists as the Conophytum Bilobum, this succulent is small, stemless, and resembles a pebble... Or a love heart, to some.


A part of the cacti family, the euphorbia is a large flowering succulent that makes the perfect house plant.


Native to Mexico, the aztekium is a genus of cacti and is characterized by its star-like, Aztec shape and exterior.

African Starfish Flower.

This South African succulent is known for its large purple flowers, that have long thin hairs designed to attract and trap flies. But some people compare this plant to the Stranger Things monster, the Demogorgon. Would you have this in your bedroom?


This exotic succulent, which requires a little more water and sunlight than your typical succulent, is often compared to thick mango peel.

Boophone Haemanthoides.

Don't worry if you can't pronounce this one, folks. Typically found in the Western Cape of Africa, this succulent is known and loved for its unusual leaves that sprout erratically in a wavy fashion from the bulb.

Starfish Plant.

The Orbea Variegata gets its nickname from its unique spotted flowers, which resemble some pretty mesmerizing starfish.


The conophytum pageae is an unusual little succulent that is known best for having a tiny little smile... It's adorable, isn't it?

The Dinosaur Black Plant.

This majestic succulent can grow to be 6 feet tall, and develops a large, mushroom cloud-like trunk.

Gentiana Urnula.

The Gentiana urnula is one of the most difficult succulents to get a hold of - The layered plated leaves and low growth habit of the little plant makes it an interesting stand out for succulent collectors.

The String of Pearls Succulent.

The perfect plant for balconies, the Senecio rowleyanus has become well-loved over the years for its beautifully cascading vines.

Wine Cup Succulent.

This unusual plant, known to botanists as Crassula Umbella, is a fascinating succulent with erect, unbranched stems and leaves fused into a round, wine glass-like structure.

Bowiea Volubilis.

This is an unusual succulent adaptation, and it looks like something you'd find in the depths of the ocean than in your own living room.

The Mermaid Tail Succulent.

This magical plant - officially known as a Crested Senecio Vitalis - resembles a mermaid tail thanks to it growing outwards, instead of towards a light source like most plants do.

And, of course, there are some plants that are known for resembling animals.

Like this Bunny Succulent. Scientifically known as Monilaria Moniliforme, this type of succulent eventually branches into a large shrub of around 6 inches tall - But, when it first sprouts, it appears to have tiny, fuzzy bunny ears.

And there are the Dolphin Succulents, too.

Sometimes known as a "string of dolphins", this succulent is known for, you guessed it, resembling a pod of leaping dolphins.

But the most mesmerizing of all?

Well, it's the regal birdflower... Or the Crotalaria Cunninghamii, if you want to get scientific about it.

The plant, which is native to Western Australia, has become infamous for its unusual flowering.

The upright shrub produces the most extraordinary flowers, which have delicate little petals resembling hummingbirds.

The birdflower is in close relation to peas and beans...

And, when in bloom, its oval-shaped leaves give way to a mass of large bright-green flowers with dark purple veins.

And, once they've fully bloomed...

They look remarkably like miniature hummingbirds. Okay, this might just be the cutest plant I've ever laid my eyes on.

Each bird-looking flower is attached to the stem by the “beak"...

And the rest of the petals fan outwards with a wing-like aesthetic.

But how on earth have they evolved to look so much like a bird?

Surely, they have been genetically modified? Well, a scientist begs to differ. Taking to Reddit to discuss the origins of the unusual plant, they explained: “The fact that the flower looks like a bird to humans cannot have evolved adaptively, because as a ‘signal receiver,’ there is nothing humans could have done to increase the fitness of individuals that evolved this signal [to look like a bird]."

What a remarkable little plant!

For more on the mesmerizing world of flowers, keep scrolling to read about the orchids that resemble tiny monkeys...