Strange Beauty - Flower Photography

in smartphonephotography •  2 months ago

While chilling on vacation we decided to take a walk just before a crazy thunderstorm (well we didn't know it will storm like it did, too used to Korean weather). Saw this strange little flower and just had to take a picture!


Kung-fu Pollination


I have no idea how it evolved to this, but the two sets of 6 protruding petals and little arms are amazing to look at. If anything I would love a timelapse of this little guy growing. Wish I could see it early morning when flowers are normally closed. Either way, I felt it was a cool find. =)

Does anyone know its name?


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Photo taken by me using the Samsung Galaxy Note 8


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Nice shot - nice flower. It would seeem that it is a 'Spider Lily'.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymenocallis_speciosa

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Hymenocallis speciosa
Hymenocallis speciosa (green-tinge spiderlily) is a species of the genus Hymenocallis that is native to the Windward Islands in the eastern Caribbean. It is cultivated as an ornamental in some areas, and reportedly naturalized in Cuba and the Bahamas.Hymenocallis speciosa is a bulb-forming perennial. Stipe can attain a height of up to 50 cm. Leaves are lanceolate, up to 50 cm long and 10 cm across, narrowing to a petiole below.

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Awesome, thanks for that. Oh, would you look at that, there is a wikipedia bot. Who knew...

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You are welcome. I wonder what the bot do. Oh well, never mind. :-)

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Guess it tracks wikipedia links. Quite cool, thanks for the info =)

Pretty and interesting at the same time thanks for sharing such a nice find

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Anytime, was a pretty cool find. First time to see a Spider Lily

I think it's a spider lily @scrooger. What a stunning find. 😊

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Google confirmed! Spider Lily, thanks for that. Saw some great shots on google as well. =)

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You are welcome. It was nice to be able to answer a "what is this flower" question for a change @scrooger, rather than being the one asking it. 😁

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Yeah, really cool. Didn't expect an answer so quick. Now I know. =) Thanks again

Wow that's a strange one! Suppose that would greatly increase chances of pollination in response to environmental factors. A slight breeze would be more than enough to send that pollen traveling. Very interesting find, thanks for sharing!

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I know right, wonder if it is some kind of defense mechanism since I can't imagine a bee easily sitting on one of those little arms.

That is a beautiful and unusual flower :)

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Stunning indeed =) I would love to see a garden filled with these. Unusually beautiful

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That garden would be beautiful :)

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I agree with the ones above tat know the name :)
Super awesome flower. I imagine it swing on the wind and hypnotize the poor bees :)