Mysteries And Wonders of People, World and Nature: Weird Beauty  Tacca chantrierei  Black Bat Flower, Cat's whiskers or Devil flower

Mysteries And Wonders of People, World and Nature: Weird Beauty Tacca chantrierei Black Bat Flower, Cat& whiskers or Devil flower

10 fun, fabulous and utterly strange flower bulbs for fall 2017!

Forktooth Ookow and 9 Other Weird, Strange & Hard to Find Flower Bulbs for Fall 2017

10 fun, fabulous and utterly strange flower bulbs for fall 2017!

15 Strange And Beautiful Houseplants You Need To Know About - Sassy Townhouse Living #Gardening #Plants #Succulents #Houseplants

15 Strange And Beautiful Houseplants You Need To Know About

Origanum dictamnus Dittany - this is the most beautiful plant I have ever seen

Called Dittany of Crete because it comes from the isle of Crete, this Oregano was imported here in the Light green rosettes will become the papery pink bracts that are shown in the flowers in this photo. These bracts make excellent dried flowers.

Pelican Flower (Aristolochia grandiflora) These flowers are almost beautiful in their strangeness, with big inflated chambers instead of petals and intricate, colorful patterns of veins. But don’t get too close, or you won’t be able to get the dead mouse smell out of your nose for hours.

[Aristolochia grandiflora, the pelican flower, is a deciduous vine with one of the world's largest flowers that emits an odor that smells like rotting meat, attracting flies.

Strange Flower: Chilhuly in Miami a glass flower by Dale Chilhuly

Weird Flowers The world is full of weird and wonderful flowers that sometimes look so strange that we find it difficult to imagine them actually growing in the wild. Some of these are unbelievably odd. - Gardening For Life

Honeycomb-shaped flowers of a plant from Araceae (This is a cluster of hundreds of tiny flowers called a spadix and the hood is a spathe) Photo by Rhett A Butler

I have no idea what this is, having looked at the Araceae and finding no other references to it.

Acanthus spinosus is an herbaceous perennial.  There are other species but this is my favourite as I prefer it's more dissected, thistle-like leaves.  A mature clump in flower is an impressive site.  Scroll down this board for further details.

Acanthus spinosus is an herbaceous perennial. Bears breeches shade tolerant and up to tall flowering stalks.

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Carnival of color: 30 of the most incredible multi-colored flowers in the world

***This Spring Blooming Oriental Poppy, Papaver Orientale is a perennial flowering plant native to the Caucasus, North Eastern Turkey and Northern Iran, not the Orient as the name would seem to indicate.

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