STAPELIA GIGANTEA–one of a few flowers that smells like rotting meat and so attracts mainly flies. The purpose, however, is not for the flower to feed on the flies, but rather for the flies to pollinate the flowers.
(I loved the similarity of the starfish photo I used in my last post and the shape of the Carrion Flower, so had to put them together in this post.)
See Cee’s amazing lotus flower and bud HERE.
This gorgeous anthurium was a gift from cross-the-street neighbors Brad and Dave. Such a unique color. I love it.
for Cee’s flower prompt.
Cropped or uncropped? Which do you prefer?
For Cee’s flower prompt.
The hummingbird lady brought me this bloom when I was manning the information booth at the Lake Chapala Society. I once knew what it was and I remember it has a sinister association, but I can’t remember what it is. It is an exotic and for some reason I associate it with a Venus flytrap..Perhaps a flower that puts out an odor that attracts flies and then devours them? This is all on the edge of my mind, and I may be totally wrong, but in any case, I think it is interesting against the blue of the counter and the blue of the wall. If you are curious about the hummingbird lady, click on her name above.
5 minutes later––Ha!! Mind like a steel trap! I was right! This flower is a STAPELIA GIGANTEA–one of a few flowers that smells like rotting meat and so attracts mainly flies. The purpose, however, is not for the flower to feed on the flies, but rather for the flies to pollinate the flowers.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Single Flowers or Bud
If anyone knows what flower this is, I would be happy to know! This is my 1800th post!!! Is there anyone who has seen them all? If so, I’d like to hear from you. Or from anyone who hasn’t!!!
(Click on first photo and arrows to see enlarged views.)