Friday, October 31, 2008

Random plant event: Euphorbia grandicornis bloom

Almost missed this one, 'cause it's so small. Glad I didn't.

First, the context:

See it?

Then the flower itself. The same slightly greenish yellow all over. I can't tell exactly whether there are separate petals or not: you can see indentations like there are five petals, but they look like they're fused. Kinda cool.

And then, finally, the closest picture I could get that was even kinda in focus:

It's definitely unusual: I can't quite reach a decision about whether or not I think it's pretty.


CherB said...

It may not be pretty, but it sure as heck is adorable! :)

Mother Nature's Garden said...

Succulents not only have strange forms but unusual flowers. This is a first for me. Thanks for posting.

lancetx said...

It's so cute. I probably would have missed it. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley "EdenMaker" said...

I think that tiny little flower is pretty- but you have to look for her! Kind of like some people I know.

Perky Skeptic said...

Its beauty is in its SHEER WACKINESS! 'Phorbs are so interesting. Thanks for getting the close-up pic!

Shibaguyz said...

Reminds us of those little candy flowers you buy to put on cakes. Definitely a cool photo op!