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?
Interesting Flower
scary pink
Pretty Triplets
weird scary flower
Cannonball Tree flower.
Boipeba yellow
Beauty With Thorns
The flower we saw that day
Orchid
Magnolia
Parasite flower
Little pears
Borage
Limonia
night-blooming cereus in daylight
Any One Know
Purple Flowers
unknown
Bahian bromeliad
On Tree Trunk
Tropical Heliconia Flower--I think
a purple flower
Exotic flower
Holy Thistle
Titan Arum.
Porcupine Flower
flowerforcontest
Flower in field
Blue monster
A Thai Wild Orchid
weed
Crinum Augustum Queen Emma
Fire flower
No Idea!!!!
Sensual
Twin Orchids from the same plant
Strange Flower
Cactus Flower
Pineapple flower???!!!
Orchidaceae ?
Yellow tiny flowers
wild little
year long joy
unknown_2
Bird of Paradise
pretty & prickly
Cough remedy
Wild Orchid
White Flower
Here I am.......
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Sample entries
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Pincushion Hakea, (Hakea Laurina)
Banksia Blechnifolia
Trigger Plant
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