Weird Nature 18 Plants That Look Just Like Animals  

Nathan Gibson
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Out of all the different forms of life that inhabit the Earth, plants are probably the most diverse of them all. The fact that they are spread out across the entire planet and can be found in almost every environment you can imagine is proof that they have had to evolve in unique ways in order to survive. This, of course, has led to some rather interesting quirks in their characteristics – most obviously in the way that they look. There are all types of plants that have strange and wonderful appearances. In some cases, there are even examples of plants that look just like animals.

These animal-like plants have sometimes adapted to look like a particular creature in order to fool prey or scare away predators. Other instances are simply coincidences, where a flower has evolved to look like an animal purely by chance. Whatever the case may be, these photos of plants that look like animals are sure to amaze anyone who sets eyes on them.

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An Octopus Stinkhorn Is Not Something You'd Want To Find In Your Garden


Clathrus archeri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 18 Plants That Look Just Like Animals
Photo: fr:Utilisateur:Bouba/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.5

Scientific Name: Clathrus archeri

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Tricking Male Bees Into Copulating With It Is The Bee Orchid's Game


Tricking Male Bees Into Copula... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 18 Plants That Look Just Like Animals
Photo: Hans Hillewaert/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0
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The White Egret Flower Looks Like It's Ready To Take Flight


The White Egret Flower Looks L... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 18 Plants That Look Just Like Animals
Photo: Alpsdake/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0
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Dracula Simia Is A Flower With A Laughing Monkey's Face


Dracula simia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 18 Plants That Look Just Like Animals
Photo: Dick Culbert/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0