Hooker’s Lips


The plant Psychotria Elata – also known as the ‘Hot Lips Plant’, ‘Flower of Lips’ or ‘Hooker’s Lips’ – attracts pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies in the tropical forests of Costa Rica and Colombia.

It’s a right old tart.

(Picture: Rex Features)


4 thoughts on “Hooker’s Lips

    1. Father Filth

      Some (most?) birds see in the ultraviolet, so, the flower might look even more amazing to them, than it does to us.

      I only found out recently that the common Blue Tit has this ability as well.

      You learn something new every day..

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