June 20, 2016

Possibly the ugliest flowers I've ever seen.

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Photographed today in Allen Centennial Gardens (at the University of Wisconsin).

16 comments:

mockturtle said...

They don't look ugly to me! No such thing as an ugly flower! :-)

Sydney said...

They are just wearing their Cav's colors, to celebrate a rare victory.

Original Mike said...

"They don't look ugly to me! No such thing as an ugly flower! :-)"

Would you buy a bedspread that looked like that?

LCpl Predator said...

Looks like blood splatters. I spend way too many sleepless hours watching 'Law & Order'.

YoungHegelian said...

My guess is that that plant looks much more enticing in the ultraviolet range which bees & other pollinators can see.

pm317 said...

oh.. the flower says it is hurt.

Big Mike said...

I agree with YoungHegelian -- bees probably find it to be gorgeous

SukieTawdry said...

I like them. Very interesting.

rhhardin said...

It's a trout lily wearing makeup.

Jon Ericson said...

Not a Jackson Pollok fan I see.

Phil 3:14 said...

Dappled

coupe said...


And here as I climb down the saloon stairs,
Lies a bloodied yellow flower with its fear and doubt.
I pause and say a double prayer,
One for you, and one for you;
And so they cancel out.


Plagiarized from Adair

Jim said...

Who sprinkled the paprika on the flowers?

coupe said...

...One for you, and one for you;

One for the Democrats, I pray they can revoke the 2nd Amendment.
One for the Republicans, I pray they can bomb Islam back to the stone age.

And so they cancel out.

Rick Turley said...

Not a fan of these Asiatic Tango hybrid lilies, although some are worse than others. This one is probably 'Graffity.'

Jupiter said...

I kind of like it. It looks unscripted.