1. A. R says

    Beautiful image. I grow tropical and subtropical plants, so I’ll have to look into these…

  2. razzlefrog says

    Forgive me my Lord and Savior for I have Sinned, and looked upon Linguini with Lustful Eyes. By thy Mercy and Goodness, grant me the Strength to love thee more, noodle-ogle less, and be more piratey. RAmen!

    (P.S. My monthly check to you will be in the mail by the 1st.)

  3. John says

    Very nice but Brian Greene just dropped an F boom on the PBS webcast portion of there new show “The Fabric of the Cosmos,” and gave me hope for the future. Damn it I could of asked him how many strings vibrating would it take to make up this great flower.

  4. says

    I tried to grow one of those from a root/corm/bulb thing I bought at the Garden Show. Failed abominably.


    Hey, I’m not an expert; I just talk to a lot of them. And I try to document my fuckups for publication.

  5. Jaime says

    Looks to me like a bio-mechanical take on the fighting machines from THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Yeah, yeah, I know they were referred to as ‘tripods’…

  6. theophontes, Pedante Royale says

    Holy crap, it’s the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

    Waaaaaay more impressive than a slice of toast!

  7. says

    Have grown Tacca integrifolia in my garden here in Northern Thailand for nearly a decade. No fragrance, just attractive foliage and very unusual flowers. In Thai it is known simply as ‘Black Flower’ [ ดอกไม้สีดำ ].