Feb 14, 2008

Who Could Say No?

Sending roses on Hallmark Valentine's Day is so over done. Instead, I propose sending your sweetheart an Orbea macloughlini. True, you will have to collect it yourself in South Africa, but who could say no to a succulent flower shaped like a seastar (it even has tubercles!), and colored a deep cardiac red, complete with veins of fatty plaque? That is true love.

Thanks for the link, Ida.

Photo source: Martin Heigan

6 comments:

Garfman said...

It's so hard to find good, ugly plants, isn't it? I commend you on your discovery. (Alas, it doesn't seem to be endangered.)

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, Garfman. You've done admirable work in this field yourself!

Cozytailmom said...

I heart that plant. I wonder how it smells. I imagine it would smell rotten like those giant Amorphophallus titanum.

Shay said...

That's what i want for Valentine's Day. Veins of fatty plaque. Right on.

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous!!!!

Nonexistant Black Feather said...

Neato! I wonder how this strategy evolved?