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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flames in the water
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flame acanthus
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Submitted: Saturday, 30th March, 2013 02:43 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 1st October, 2012
Focal length: 105 mm
Shutter speed: 1/5 sec
Aperture: F18
ISO: 200
Notes: tripod
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