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Crotalaria: the incredible 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 this bird. Simply fantastic!

Amazing Plant With Flowers That Look Like Hummingbirds Atlas Of Living Australia
Image credit: Atlas of Living Australia.
Amazing Plant With Flowers That Look Like Hummingbirds Autralianseed
Image credit: Australian Seed.
Amazing Plant With Flowers That Look Like Hummingbirds Cressflower
Image credit: Cressflower.
Amazing Plant With Flowers That Look Like Hummingbirds D Blumer
Image credit: D. Blumer.
Amazing Plant With Flowers That Look Like Hummingbirds Forest Kim Starr
Image credit: Forest & Kim Starr.
Amazing Plant With Flowers That Look Like Hummingbirds Octopusprime
Image credit: OctopusPrime.
Amazing Plant With Flowers That Look Like Hummingbirds Romer Rabarijaona
Image credit: Romer Rabarijaona.
Amazing Plant With Flowers That Look Like Hummingbirds Vinayaraj
Image credit: Vinayaraj.

Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Flooxia. A Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies.

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