Weird, Bizarre Flowers in Nature

Challenge #40 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us examples what you think are some of nature's really weird, unusual or bizarre flowers. Macro and close-up shots welcome. You may not know what the flowers are, and other entrants or viewers might help identify them. Photos taken outside in the real world are preferred, but for this challenge, you may have had a reason for shooting indoors. Small insects or spiders may be present, but should not dominate the picture. Please no roses, hibiscus, daisies etc. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Bulbophyllum Orchid
Face
Cannonball Flower
Trumpet flower
Please identify me
Sunlight
That's not a leaf!
Passion flower
Unknown flower
Nature
Flying Duck Orchid_edited-3
Rafflesia
Purple Flower in Greece
Red flower
Passionflower
Passion Flower
Early spring flower
Entry to earth center
Man Orchid
Rafflesia tuan-mudae Sarawak
plumes?
I like violet 2
Corkystem Passionflower
Bulbophyllum Morphologorum
Flower...or Caterpillar???
Punk Flower
'Kangaroo Paw'
Small beauty
Karuzela
Tulip "Ice cream"
Red Bells
Eyes of a tiger
chocolate mimosa
Night Blooming Cerus
Cat's Whiskers Flowers
Slipper Orchid
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE 1
Spear in the sky
Iris
Which way did he go?
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Pincushion Hakea, (Hakea Laurina)
Banksia Blechnifolia
Trigger Plant
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