July 9, 2013

The Faces In Dead Flowers

The Antirrhinum flower, commonly known as the snapdragon has been a popular garden plant for many years. Also known as the dragon flower, its common name derives from the resemblance of the flower to a dragon’s head.

When laterally squeezed the dragon will open and close it mouth: ask any grandparent whose flowers have been decimated by over keen but clumsy grandchildren. Yet once the flower has died, leaving behind the seed pod, something a little more macabre appears. The dead 'dragon flower' appears to have a skull.

Stolen from Kuriositas

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