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Amazing plant with flowers that look like hummingbirds

You probably know animals that are able to mimicry plants, other animals and the ambiance where they are. But, what about plants? Yes, there are also many plants with these abilities. Otherwise, in a lot of cases, we cannot be sure if it’s exactly an example of camouflage, morphological coincidence or just our imagination playing with our mind (pareidolia). In any case, some species in the genus of flowering plant called crotalaria draw people’s attention to the similarity of their blooms with hummingbirds. At a certain point in the flowering stage, their petals get the shape of the bird. Simply fantastic!

Amazing plant with flowers that look like hummingbirds
Image credits: Atlas of Living Australia.
Amazing plant with flowers that look like hummingbirds
Image credits: Australian Seed.
Amazing plant with flowers that look like hummingbirds
Image credits: Cressflower.
Amazing plant with flowers that look like hummingbirds
Image credits: D. Blumer.
Amazing plant with flowers that look like hummingbirds
Image credits: Forest & Kim Starr.
Amazing plant with flowers that look like hummingbirds
Image credits: OctopusPrime.
Amazing plant with flowers that look like hummingbirds
Image credits: Romer Rabarijaona.
Amazing plant with flowers that look like hummingbirds
Image credits: Vinayaraj.

Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Visualflood. A Feira de Santana, Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves science, nature, visual arts, and has green as his fave color.

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