Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Alien flowers

Saw these while away for the weekend, I have no idea what they are but they're really interesting! Tiny little, odd looking things, with such amazing, vibrant colours and veins all over em. They looked like aliens to me. Anyone know what they are?


10 Comments:

Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

interesting plant.
great colours!

6:46 PM  
Blogger S'Mat said...

blimey, that's vivid... and startlingly embryonic

4:16 AM  
Blogger Saffron said...

I know! Aint it amazing?!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Shellie said...

It gives me the willies Saff. It looks like it should be pulsating. Funny how you often get the urge to touch things that gross you out aye?? :)

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh oh I know what that is but cant for the life of me remember! Kind of like a smaller version of a hibiscus...someone on the radio the other day said "all flowers are sexual" ...eeeew! Theyre right!

4:37 PM  
Blogger Saffron said...

CJ - yeah it was real similar to a hibiscus but heaps smaller. My mum told me that ages ago - the the flower is the sexual organ of the plant. Yucko huh?!

5:13 PM  
Blogger Mike Todd said...

I'm pretty sure the first one is a rare short-leafed scrotal blossom.

Whatever they are, those are some good frickin' pictures. Your site is actually chock full of good frickin' pics. I'm impressed. Nicely done!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Bonnie B said...

Beautiful-- reminds me of a chinese lantern (a type of plant) but it's not-- more hibiscus

11:14 AM  
Blogger moggie said...

it looks pretty much like a hibiscus hybrid to me. a beautiful one at that! now that you've got all our curiosity aroused, please let us know once you've confirmed it's id...thanks! : )

btw, nicely shot, saffron.

3:49 AM  
Blogger Saffron said...

Yep Moggie, still trying to find out what this beautiful wee things are! Thanks for your compliment, means a lot after seeing your amazing photograpy!

11:36 AM  

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