Flowers are pretty, sure. But have you ever stopped to appreciate just how hilarious they can be? From their silly names to their outrageous shapes, flowers are basically the comedians of the plant world. So let’s take a moment to appreciate these floral funny guys and gals.
First off, let’s talk about their names. Whoever came up with the names for these things must have had a pretty great sense of humor. You’ve got the “naked lady” lily, the “bird of paradise” flower, and the “corpse flower” (which, let’s be real, is just begging for a horror movie cameo). And let’s not forget the “bleeding heart” flower, which is basically the emo kid of the plant world.
But it’s not just their names that are hilarious. Flowers come in all sorts of ridiculous shapes and sizes. There’s the “monkey face” orchid, which looks like a little primate staring back at you. And have you seen the “snapdragon” flower? It literally looks like a dragon opening its mouth to breathe fire (or maybe just spit out some pollen).
And don’t even get me started on the “trombone” flower (yes, that’s a real thing). It looks like something you’d find in a Dr. Seuss book, with its long, curly stem and bell-shaped flowers. I mean, who needs a musical instrument when you’ve got a flower that looks like one?
But perhaps the funniest thing about flowers is the lengths we humans will go to in order to impress each other with them. We give them as gifts, plant them in our gardens, and even use them to decorate our homes and offices. We’ve even created entire industries around them, from florists to flower delivery services.
So the next time you see a flower, take a moment to appreciate the hilarity of it all. Whether it’s a ridiculous name or an outrageous shape, there’s no denying that flowers are bloomin’ funny.
This post was created for the Blogaberry Creative (Monthly) Challenge.
Immensely enjoyed reading the hilarity angle of flowers. Each time I will see a flower now onwards, I will recall this post and smile.
I’ve never really thought about the humor of flowers, but you’re so right. We go out and rip the colorful heads off of plants to be like, “Look! Here’s a plant corpse. I love you.”
Samantha Donnelly says
I have nnever thought of flowers like this before, but now you have mentioned I will always look and think of flowers in a different way
They come with different colors and funny shapes yet so beautiful.
Marie Cris Angeles says
I love flowers, so reading this makes my heart happy. Flowers smell is the best always.
Yeah Lifestyle says
I love flowers so much. I had some bleeding hearts in my wedding flowers. Some of them really do have some great names.
The naming of flowers definitely is weird at times. I had lots of laughs when I tried to find a bouquet for my wedding, most of the flowers featured had bizarre names
I have always loved flowers and yes, many has funny names. We even have one here in the Philippines called “fart of Judas” when translated into English. 🙂
You’re right, their name is really funny lol…Some of these names is just weird lol
I love all kinds of flowers. I have always thought the naming was so unique and interesting.
Celebrate Woman Today says
Flowers are true magic in this life. I can’t keep enjoying and being surprised at the colors, aromas, shapes and structure of the plants and flowers around me.
Nature is so interesting! Definitely a lot of unique blooms out there. Seems unreal that these actually exist.
Love the way you created this post for the themed challenge. i will try to see if I can join in as well in that one..
there are definitely funny looking and funny-sounding flowers ..
I love flowers, we do have such a funny relationship with them! Best to leave them grow I think 🙂 great read, thanks for sharing.
Lavanda of Appetizers & Entrees says
Thanks for sharing this humorous and informative article about flowers. It was a delight to read and I learned some interesting facts about them that I never knew before.
Really enjoyed my read here about the the humor of flowers. A new perspective gained here about flowers. This really gonna making me love flowers even more now. Cheers SiennyLovesDrawing
Author/Illustrator Ella English says
I love flowers so much, even the flowers on ‘weeds’ but I never appreciated just how funny they can be.
Claudia Krusch says
Beautiful flowers and such a great post about them! I love having them around the house!
Bryan Carey says
I never really thought of the humorous side of it. I would assume that the names, in many cases, have a story behind them.
Jupiter Hadley says
I always thought the names of flowers were really funny and strange too! It’s so interesting, learning about flowers, and it’s the perfect time of year to go searching for them in real life too.
This post really made me think and smile! I’ve never really paid attention to flowers having funny names and are like comedians of the plant world! But, now that you brought it up – they really have silly names – especially the “monkey face” orchid! Haha! Fun post!
SONIA SEIVWRIGHT says
I totally agree with you! Flowers are not only beautiful but also have a great sense of humour. I mean, have you ever heard of a “stinking corpse lily” or a “monkey face orchid”? It’s like they were created just to make us laugh. And don’t even get me started on the shapes and sizes of some flowers – they can be downright silly. So let’s not take these floral comedians for granted and appreciate their funny side.
I will surely remember tis post next time I see a flower.
Alita Pacio says
Now I realize, flowers do have a humurous side. Sometimes with their names and shapes.
Ntensibe Edgar says
Hihi….you have me at the monkey-orchid flower! I am even intrigued to find this flower and see it for myself.
Rhian Westbury says
I do agree that flower names are quite funny, they always seem so random. We do go to a lot of lengths to give them but I like that because you’re passing on beauty x
Jennifer L Prince says
At that angle, the monkey face is all teeth. A beautiful flower, but intimidating up close! Nature is so interesting.
Your humorous anecdotes and observations made me appreciate flowers in a new light. Thank you for sharing, and looking forward to reading more from you in the future!
Every flower has its own story. I loved reading your post. I got to learn more about them
khoingn | The Broad Life says
I’d love to have a garden with many different flowers in that. So bad that my place is so hot to keep them in the best stages.
Fransic verso says
Honestly, I haven’t seen silly flowers but maybe I don’t look more. And I don’t know a lot of flowers names.
Bedabrata Chakraborty says
You have changed how i would look at flowers the next time. I recall, at my grandma’s place, there used to be a flower “Hansalata” that looked like swans.
Karen Reekie says
Have you seen a pansy? They are definitely a funny little flower, that looks like they have faces, and personalities. I don’t know if they exist out of the U.K. though.
Flavia Cutinho says
I enjoyed hearing your blog, something that I use to do with my blogs when I initially started it.
Never thot about the depth of these flowers especially thinking about their name offcourse their name comes from their relevance, but the laugh behind these names are something which u actually noticed and I didn’t. Good 1.
Ambica Gulati says
That’s a unique thought on flowers. They do bring a smiile on our face and they do make us happy,I guess in that sense they are comedians of the natural world. Anyhow, we love them with their shapes, sizes and colours.
Neeta Kadam says
Naked lilly, blood heart, never heard but surely will remember to see this funny yet beautiful side of flower. I do like flower all but now onwards whenever I saw any flower your post will remind me the hilarity. Lovely post and the way you put it ,❤️
Bleeding flower you mentioned here just made me remind of an incident. A very close friend of mine once spoke very rudely with me and that too knowingly and it hurt me so badly that I started looking for a flower which can best reflect the condition of my heart and I found the bleeding flower matching my condition the most… and literally I ended up writing a poem and shared on my insta page…. and the hilarious part is that that friend identified that the poem was on her
Swarnali Nath says
I have the habit to appreciate a flower. But generally I appreciate its beauty and fragrance.. I love the color, the design, the shape etc. From now I will try to remember your words and appreciate their hilarious part as well.
Madhu Bindra says
I know what you mean. I have seen photos of flowers that look very different and sometimes funny too. Some even look like bird about to fly off. Enjoyed reading a unique take on flowers.