08 February 2014


I am so glad I planted this weird yet spectacular alien-looking flowering plant at the Web of Life. I think I said it before that the fully opened flower, which is as large as a face, has a intensely black center that reminds me of a black hole in space. It emits a rotten smell that attracts flies which are the pollinators of this amazing climber. I always imagine that if one peers too closely at the flower, it would engulf the face of the observer like the young face-clasping aliens from the Aliens movies.