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Flowers are among nature’s more comely artifacts, and orchids are at the top of the list when it comes to exotically beautiful blooms. The Smithsonian offers a striking gallery of luscious blossoms: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/orchidelirium-obsession-orchids-lasted-centuries-180954060/

As a bonus, you might find the orchid mantis an interesting curiosity. Named for an appearance similar to the eponymous flower, it is remarkable, as is some of the research described in this Ars Technica article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/01/orchid-mantis-astonishing-camouflage-isnt-especially-orchid-like/

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