25 Beautiful Unique Types Of Flowers You May Not Have Seen

There are so many beautiful and unique flowers from around the world that we have never seen. Many of them are so unique, you probably wouldn’t even dream of them!

25 Beautiful Unique Types Of Flowers You May Not Have Seen

In this article, we would like to expand your horizons and introduce you to 25 of the most beautifully unique flowers you could hope to see. By the end of this, you will be left wondering what else could possibly be out there.

1. Bat Plant (Tacca Integrifolia)

The bat flower is part of the yam family and is known for its otherworldly, near-black appearance. It is also known as cat’s whiskers and has notable tendrils that emerge from the center of the flower.

This alien-looking plant is native to Malaysia and the surrounding areas and is not a plant that you will forget any time soon.

2. Corpse Flower (Rafflesia Keithii)

While this flower doesn’t look like a corpse, it does smell like one. These flowers are incredibly rare and are only found in remote Indonesian rainforests.

It can be argued that this is not a flower at all, but a parasitic fungus. However, no matter what it is classified as, it deserves a spot on this list.

3. Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Betonicifolia)

While the traditional red poppy isn’t too unusual, the blue poppy is a much more unique and rare flower. The vibrant wide petals contrast the fuzzy yellow center, creating a beautiful and striking image.

You’ll most likely spot these blooms in summertime, and they can get as big as 5 inches long. This plant is very particular about the conditions they grow in, which is why you might not see them very often.

4. Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)

Tiny and incredibly rare, the dancing girls flowers are found in East Africa. The flowers themselves are a very light pink with small petals to resemble two arms, two legs, a dress in the air, and a head!

If you can get your hands on these, they make wonderful houseplants.

5. Subterranean Plant (Hydnora Africana)

Yet another bizarre but beautiful plant that you are not going to want to miss – South Africa’s subterranean plant.

Also known as jackal food, this plant smells disgusting but produces berries and can be used for a variety of things. It’s hard to explain what it looks like, but it certainly resembles a monster.

6. Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)

Swaddled babies flowers look exactly like that, but they are actually tulip orchids! They are native to the Andes and were only officially classified in 1798.

In terms of color, these orchids are a very light pink, with the petals wrapped up around a central structure.

7. Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)

Native to Thailand, the parrot flower is a bright pink and white colored flower that few have seen. Because of how endangered they are, these flowers cannot leave the country.

Viewing from the side, it is easy to see the figure of a parrot in flight, with wings, a head, and a tail.

8. Chamber Maids (Calceolaria Uniflora)

Also called Darwin’s Slipper since he discovered (or rediscovered it) in South America between 1831–1836, these are adorable yellow and red flowers.

They have a small white “plate” in the flower, which draws birds in to eat, which then spreads the pollen!

9. Blue Passion Flower (Passiflora Caerulea)

The blue passion flower is possibly the most unique and stunning flower you could ever lay your eyes on. In fact, all passion flowers are, as there are several species!

All these flowers have intricate designs and spectacular colors that will draw you in.

10. Corpse Lily (Amorphophallus Titanum)

If you are looking for yet another beautiful but questionable flower, check out the corpse lily. This flower reeks, as the name suggests, and is only found in Sumatra, Indonesia.

The reddish-purple flower can grow up to 12 feet tall and even weigh 200 pounds and is not a sight you would want to miss, even if the smell will be putrid.

11. Protea Pinwheel (Leucospermum Catherinae)

It would be easy to mistake this colorful flower for a toy you would get at a carnival! This protea pinwheel is known for not only its pinwheel shape but the vibrant orange and yellow coloring, too.

These evergreens are native to Australia, and stand out beautifully against the bush.

12. Voodoo Lily (Dracunculus Vulgaris)

The deep plum coloring of the voodoo lily can easily draw people in like magic. The purple parts of this plant are not technically “flowers”, but actually a spathe, it lasts less than a week before the seed cob falls off.

Even though it looks tropical, these plants can be found in the Balkans and Europe, and survive well in most conditions.

13. Lithops Weberi (Lithops Comptonii)

While the yellow flowers on this plant resemble dandelions, they are not the focus when it comes to this plant. The magic here is that the flowers look like they grow straight out of rocks – because the succulent looks just like pebbles.

Hailing from South Africa, this remarkable plant is fantastic for propagation.

14. Brazilian Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia Gigantea)

Also known as the giant pelican plant, the name is a mouthful, but this flower is worth the trouble. Found in Brazil, this flower loosely resembles the popular pipes in Holland, but the smell resembles a corpse plant.

This large, purple and white mottled plant looks like it crawled out of the Alien franchise.

15. Showy Medinilla (Medinilla Magnifica)

This plant also has the name “rose grape”, and it’s clear to see why looking at the picture! The flowers resemble tiny grapes in a bunch and hang down from the plant’s large leaves.

It is native to the Philippines and can come in pink, red, violet, and coral colors.

16. Tropical Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes)

You can find these tropical pitcher plants, or monkey cups, in many places around the world from Australia to Madagascar!

If you want the best chance at seeing this reddish-purple pitcher plant, head to the Indonesian jungles. Just know – these are carnivores and lure insects to be their prey.

17. Flame Lily (Gloriosa Superba)

This is also called the glory lily in Hindi, and it is easy to see why. With vibrant yellow and reddish orange coloring, the petals on this flower perfectly resemble flames.

While they are very poisonous and often considered to be weeds, they are impossible to ignore.

18. Birds Of Paradise (Strelitzia)

Also called a “strelitzia”, the bird of paradise is a beautiful flower native to South Africa. As the name suggests, the flower resembles a bird, with stunning orange and blue colors.

They are notoriously difficult to care for outside their natural habitat, so bear that in mind if you want one!

19. Beehive Ginger (Zingiber Spectabile)

Often seen as being among the strangest flowers in the world, beehive ginger is a member of the ginger family. It is honeycomb-like in appearance and smells like ginger while growing to be up to six feet tall.

The flowers themselves are white with purple markings to resemble honeybees. If you have the chance to see one of these p plants, do not pass it up!

20. Snake Gourd Flower (Trichosanthes Cucumerina)

This flower is incredibly delicate and detailed, and actually is a member of the pumpkin family! The flowers are white, with dozens of tiny tendrils that resemble Christmas decorations.

Found in India, they only last a short time before being transformed into fruit.

21. Spider Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum Morifolium)

With a notable pink and white coloring and what looks like hundreds of long petals, the spider chrysanthemum is not a flower to be ignored. They are bold and beautiful and perfect for the garden space.

22. Devil’s Hand (Chiranthodendron Pentadactylon)

This unusual Mexican flower resembles – you guessed it – a creepy devil’s hand! While this might look more like a Halloween decoration, this flower has strong connections with the Aztecs, who held it in very high religious regard.

23. Welwitschia (Welwitschia Mirabilis)

Another flower that makes it to the top of the bizarre but strangely beautiful list is this one from Southern Africa – namely Namibia, Angola, and the Namibian Desert.

They can live for up to 1,500 years and have been around for much, much longer than that.

24. Hanging Lobster Claw (Heliconia Rostrata)

Also known as the false bird of paradise, the hanging lobster claw is native to South and Central America. Color-wise, these flowers are a beautiful red with yellow, with green tips.

The leaves are banana-shaped, and plants can grow up to six feet tall – impressive!

25. Bat faced Cuphea (Cuphea Llavea)

As the name suggests, this purple and red flower perfectly resembles a bat! It’s adorable, and evergreen, making it a popular gardening option if you love shrubs. Shades can vary, but you will always get that adorable bat-like face.

Final Thoughts

How do you feel about these unique flowers? Are they anything you could have ever imagined? At least a few of the plants on this list are enough to sit and stare at for a time, and we wouldn’t blame you if you did exactly that.

From the dark and beautiful voodoo lily and corpse flower to the tropical pitcher and breathtaking passion flower, there are plants from your wildest dreams.

How many of these flowers have you seen in real life? If you haven’t seen any, then we would suggest getting out there and changing that – you won’t regret it.

Diane Peirce

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