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Your eyes aren't playing tricks, the flower above actually looks like a pair of human lips. It's nicknamed "Hooker's Lips," but not the type you're thinking of. The leaves of the Hooker's Lips (also known as the Hot Lips Plant) have evolved into this Mick Jagger-esque form to attract hummingibirds/butterflies as pollinators. According to Bored Panda, "The flower, as a reproductive organ, evolved with one primary purpose in mind - to attract pollinators like insects or birds. This function has driven their astounding evolutionary explosion of distinct colors and shapes, some of which have even come to resemble various recognizable figures, plants or animals." Continue reading to see them all.


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