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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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
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Pincushion Hakea, (Hakea Laurina)
Banksia Blechnifolia
Trigger Plant
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