For flowers lovers

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Who doesn't? :)

Here's a modest start.

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I'm sure PFers have much more brilliant photos of beautiful flowers. :smile:
 
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Are those yours? So pretty. One of the many reason why I love spring :) Unfortunately, winter decided to stay another month here, so copying picture from photography thread.
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Although it is a huge and beautiful flower, I've heard it stinks. Really bad. Smells like rotten meat
 
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I grew one of these.

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Plants in the genus Stapelia are also called "carrion flowers". They are small, spineless, cactus-like succulent plants. Most species are native to South Africa, and are grown as potted plants elsewhere. The flowers of all species are hairy to varying degrees and generate the odor of rotten flesh. The color of the flowers also mimics rotting meat. This attracts scavenging flies, for pollination. The flowers in some species can be very large, notably Stapelia gigantea can reach 30 cm (12 inches) in diameter.
i was very surprised when the cactus flowered. :eek:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrion_flower#Stapelia
 

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Oh wow! Thanks for sharing people! This is going to be an interesting thread. :biggirn:

No sourlemon, I just walked by the street and couldn't help but kneel down :)

Cosmobrain, really impressive!

Evo: some cactus flowers are really amazing.
 
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WHOOOAAA that flower is huge!!!! Man, everyone flower is unique. I've never seen those before.

This is the only unique one I have. At least it's unique for me because I don't see it in the US.
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This one is not unique, but pretty regardless :)
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.. I think it's gonna be a good idea if we introduce the name of each flower... I don't know the name of this flower, yet. :biggrin:

As soon as I know I'll post it.
 
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.. I think it's gonna be a good idea if we introduce the name of each flower... I don't know the name of this flower, yet. :biggrin:

As soon as I know I'll post it.
The flower is 'myrtle spurge', a noxious weed that is mildly toxic and irritating.

States like Colorado, Utah and Oregon are trying to eliminate it.

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellit...Layout&cid=1251621066515&pagename=CBONWrapper

"The plant is native to southeastern Europe and Asia Minor, from Italy east through the Balkans to the Crimea and Turkey." - Wikipedia

"It was listed as a noxious weed in Salt Lake County, Utah in 2007, and since has been illegal for sale within the county." - Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_myrsinites

http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/code_enf/ord/MyrtleSpurge.htm

"Myrtle spurge is not only dangerous to native plants and wildlife; it is dangerous to you and your family. The most common victims of myrtle spurge are children who unassumingly pick the pretty flowers. Myrtle spurge produces a toxic, milky latex which causes severe blister-like burns if it touches your skin. If it gets in your eyes, seek medical attention!" - City of Longmont, Co

http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/PLANT/WEEDS/pages/profile_myrtlespurge.aspx

Thanks to my wife who identified the plant.
 
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Thanks to you and your wife, Astro. Andre told me it's Euphorbia, I just forgot to update on it. Glad I didn't touch it, it looked weird with its poky thick leaves, beautiful nonetheless.
 
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Peony from my sister garden :)
 
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I love peonies sourlemon!
 
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Who loves gumamela and carnation? My mother loves both and every year on her birthday I present her a bouquet of these flowers with angel's breath.
 

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