Flower Power III

Hey! It really is a flower, right?

If that’s what you thought, then I am pleased to answer that this is, indeed, a flower.

Not to mention a very provocative looking one at that!

By now, I am assuming you’re probably wondering what the name of this flower is.

Unluckily for me, I was a bit curious, too, but had no idea what it was.

Luckily for you, I was able to do some comparisons through Google Images and research in Wikipedia to determine what precisely this thing is. Or, at the very least, I was able to determine what this flower might be.

So before all the built up suspense kills you, let me share with you the fruits of my labor. This flower is humbly named the Pink Anthurium or, if you wish, you may also call it the “Flamingo Flower” or “Boy Flower”.

Now, I’m guessing it’s called the “Flamingo Flower” since it comes in a variety of colors and one of which, much like the one in my picture, is (flamingo) pink. So, therefore, it must be called the “Boy Flower” because of the…wait a minute. It says here that both names refer to the structure of the spathe and spadix.

Ahh, should of known that one all along.

For the uninitiated into the world of botany (or those who refuse to click on the links) let me give you a quick and simple definition of the two terms. The spathe is that petal thingy around the spadix. The spadix being the protruding rod shaped pointy thing in center. (Thingy is such a useful word…)

So yeah, you’ll probably want to be clicking on those links right about now.

Anyway, there’s tons of stuff to say about these flowers, but instead of summarizing everything right here, I’m instead going to recommend reading the Wikipedia page about them if you’re interested in learning more.

I hope you enjoyed my picture, and had at least a little fun reading my post. Please tell me what you think of my picture, and as always, feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for reading! =)

*Notice* I actually ended up writing and rewriting this post a total of three times, definitely not out of choice. I had to do it out of the fact that whenever I chose to save the completed post or submit it, my browser gave me an error message and sent me back to the very beginning of my post. WordPress didn’t even auto save my work once after an hour of typing so now I’m pretty tired and extremely irritated that I had to type this post in Microsoft word to ensure it saves/submits properly. Sorry for the lack of more detailed information. I hope you don’t mind, but I don’t think I can write everything again and stay sane tonight. Thanks for reading this too, I feel slightly better after typing this. 笑笑笑。*End of notice*`

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