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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Unicorn Plant

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Unicorn Plant (Proboscidea althaeifolia), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
The Unicorn Plant is named for its single, long seed pod, resembling a unicorn's horn.

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15 comments:

Laura said...

I love it, I've never seen a unicorn plant before, cool!

Kalantikan said...

That is lovely, but i can see a shape aside from a unicorn. Nice capture.

Jama said...

Interesting looking flower!

Karen said...

The stem is the same colour as the bloom, interesting.

Birgitta said...

Lovely flower! Great capture!

Sara Chapman said...

A beautiful shot, filled with sunlight. But what a funny flower name! Wonder why it's called that?

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a rich and beautiful colour. The petal shapes almost remind me of an iris. Gorgeous macro.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Lovely flower with a funny name!

Hannah said...

Beautiful yellow color, and also orange, the petals are so ripply. Gorgeous macro!

bailey-road.com said...

Nice capture of this interesting flower. I'd love to see the seed pods.

Terri Buster said...

I don't guess I am familiar with this plant, but it is interesting and very pretty.

Lee Ann L. said...

Never seen one of these before. Loving the colors!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Interesting and very pretty flower.

Steffi said...

Great color!

travelwithintent.com said...

What an amazing flower. Love it!