Yulan Magnolias Look So Much Like Birds You Won’t Believe They’re Flowers

September 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm

Mother Nature plays a trick on us by making flowers that look exactly like birds


Yulan magnolias are native to China. They’ve been cultivated in Buddhist temple gardens for nearly 1500 years.

Regarded as a symbol of purity, they were planted around the emperor’s palace during the Tang Dynasty.

The delicate pink, citrus-scented flowers bloom in the spring, and just before their petals open up they look exactly like birds!

From the painted black eyes to the yellow beaks, to petals that look like wings, you’d swear you were looking at a real bird from a certain distance.

Mother Nature must have a great sense of humor, and is also a great artist!