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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Pincushion Hakea, (Hakea Laurina)
by RuthC
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The blossoms in their various stages of blooming. Bees just LOVE these Australian native flowers.
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Submitted: Friday, 8th February, 2013 13:08 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 12th April, 2006
Focal length: 5.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 50
Notes: Hand-held.
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