Boldly Growing

Here’s a rather funky photo I took at Mottisfont Abbey National Trust garden.  I love the shape of this flower — I don’t think I’d seen anything quite like it until that day.  Doesn’t it look like some kind of space-faring organism?  I’ve probably seen something that looks like it in Star Trek…

It also seems to remind me of an enemy from Metroid…  Although since I can’t remember the enemy or the real name of this plant, I’m just going to call it a Blooper for now.

Edit 2009-06-20: Boldly Growing is totally a better name.