Unique, this rare plant flower is very similar to hummingbirds
Flowers are reproductive organs for a plant, which play an important role in the preservation and survival of these plant species.
For this reason, flowers are often equipped with various accessories of various shapes and colors to attract the attention of pollinating animals to come to them.
This flower from the Green birdflower (Crotalaria cunninghamii) has a shape that resembles a hummingbird, complete with a curved beak, belly, and wings that open upwards as if flying.
This plant is quite rare, and can only be found in northern Australia, especially areas that have a dry and sandy climate.
This plant is included in the Fabaceae family, so it is still related to beans.
At first glance, there is nothing strange about these plants. But when the flower appears, it will be clear that this flower has a very detailed hummingbird shape.
Although it has a unique flower, it is not known for sure why the flower shape of this plant has a very specific shape similar to a hummingbird, complete with detailed features.
At first, it was thought that this shape was the result of adaptation so that birds would be attracted to the flowers.
However, the main pollinators of this flower are bees and honey-eating birds (Meliphagidae), which have a different appearance and feeding behavior from hummingbirds.