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8 OF THE PRETTIEST FLOWERS IN THE WORLD THAT DON'T EVEN LOOK REAL

White Egret Orchid

Flowers that Look Like Other Things. Shaped like a bird with fringed wings and a long curved neck, this breathtaking beauty looks like a tiny white egret flitting around a field.

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Sacred Lotus

Few flowers are also religious symbols, but the sacred lotus qualifies. It sits just above the water like a peaceful pink boat, while its stalk and roots reach deep into the mud in the dark waters below.

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Pompon Dahlia

Blossoms in every color imaginable make dahlia flowers a gardener's favorite. On this pom-pom-shaped variety, look at how each petal is shaped and placed so uniformly in a near-perfect sphere.

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Calla Lily

If you want your flowers to come with a mythological pedigree, the calla lily is said to come from the breast milk of none other than the Greek goddess Hera, wife of Zeus.

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Sweet Juliet Rose

Costing 15 years and $3 million, the Sweet Juliet was created by David Austin to feature maxed-out petals and smell like a sweet tea.

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Lavender

Tiny lavender flowers smell amazing, and when you see millions of them in a field—say, in Provence, France—the effect is absolutely sublime.

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Teddy Bear Sunflower

Whoever named this flower got it 100 percent right. It's not often you look at a flower and think "cozy," but the teddy bear sunflower is begging for a cuddle.

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White Batflower

The tropical white batflower is a sight to behold, but you'll have to stay up late to see it. Once the stalk rises about three feet above its huge leaves, it blooms at night, throwing out those wild tendrils and opening its white and dark purple petals.

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