6 Plants That Look Like Animals

Bee Orchid Ophrys apifera, a flower that looks like a bee.

The wide world of plants is fascinating and diverse. One interesting thing that some plants do is mimic the shape, color, and general appearance of something else. Plants that look like other things are sometimes random and coincidental, but others have resulted from evolution to get an advantage. Regardless of the cause or reason, these whimsical plants are fun to grow indoors as houseplants or in the garden. How Do Plants Mimic Animals? Among plants that look like things, the most endearing are those that resemble animals. From monkeys to bees to birds, plants that mimic animals are truly fascinating. But how do they do it? Plants are not the only living things that mimic others, but unlike animals, they can’t see. The answer has to do with the nature of evolution. All living things evolve over time. When a random mutation in the genetics of an individual gives it […]

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