tonx By: tonx

passionflower tendrils

snapped today while sneaking around the university of washington greenhouse... lots of cool stuff to see there

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  • quas 11y

    That is a very cool plant. (Tom is right on!)
  • sergio orrao 11y

    gorgeous passiflora, as always!
  • hurleygurley 11y

    very nice. i'm jealous of those colors. we don't have the textured, spotted variety. I love the way those, uh, tendrils(?) the blue spotted legs curl up at the end. Putting up macro flowers and plants and bugs is an important honor to such beautiful small things.
  • Eileen 11y

    I know the unwilling obsession...I want to be original, but these flower macros draw me in...I am about to post more ...if you get a chance to look.

    The mushrooms are a very original departure, btw.

  • MaKeR i 11y

    Gorgeous. The shape reminds me of a jellyfish, only this one is floating in . . .
  • brandon stewart 10y

    wonderful, i didnt know flowers could be so beautiful. im with tom as well, it gives me that nice/weird/confused feeling that only a great picture can give you.
  • a.k.a Champagne for the Brain 10y

    ..nicely done. i call these 'the alien plant' when chatting with non-plant people; they know exactly which one i mean..
  • Steve Bailey 10y

    Great colour and composition, lovely photo.
  • cobalt123 10y

    So wonderous! I just did a tag search on passionflower, which is how I found the Passionflower group, which is how I found this beauty. Thanks for sharing.
  • Kellie 10y

    Wow I love that pic! Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful, breathe taking photo!
  • Frederico Canto e Castro 10y

    excelent foto. nice colour
  • Nan 10y

    Amazing pic!:)
  • S L Davis 9y


    Please come post your very favorite photo...All are welcome
  • melcir.meri 8y

    You may not be aware of it, but there seems to be a growing cult of the passion flower for its odd, quirky looks ... The humorists seem all to associate it with UFOs and aliens.
    In my curiosity to find the earliest flickr mention of the flower in terms of alien-ness, I have landed on your delightful photo here as first of these observations!!! -- I think the word must have travelled by telepathic osmosis among passiflora fanciers ...
    Here's a handful of fellow off-world passiflora observants to survey, at your leisure!! -- Great mirth ahead ...
    05 Sept 2004 - passionflower tendrils -
    passionflower tendrils by tonx

    30 October 2004 - alien flower -
    alien flower by dougfripp

    12 January 2005 - my passion flower -
    my passion flower by Mellow Gato

    31 July 2005 - feed me..symore..feed me... -
    08 August 2005 - Passion Vine Flower 2 -
    Passion Vine Flower 2 by Pixie Dust

    23 August 2005 - alien beauty -
    alien beauty by soulvision

    26 August 2005 - august2502 - []
    15 October 2005 - Red Alien -
    Passiflora manicata by Eric Hunt.

    09 April 2006 - More of the passion flower -
    More of the passion flower by jehwriter

    31 May 2006 - The aliens have landed -
    The aliens have landed by Elevated

    14 July 2006 - alien flower in the evening -
    alien flower in the evening by Baron von Beerfest

    15 July 2006 - Alien flower in the morning -
    alien flower in the morning by Baron von Beerfest

    28 July 2006 - invasion II - []
    29 July 2006 - alien ship -
    alien ship by deltadreamer

    29 July 2006 - eXtraordinarily eXotic -
    extraordinarily exotic by sure2talk

    16 Aug 2006 - alien listening post -
    alien listening post by Baron von Beerfest

    31 Aug 2006 - ET Alien Plant -
    ET Alien Plant by froxfield_rover

    18 Sept 2006 - Alien passion -
    Alien passion by Doramon

    22 Sept 2006 - Alien Flower -
    Alien Flower by brunkfordbraun

    I didn't map them all of course ... There are others!! -- Whatever are these funny flowers doing to us all? -- We love it. - Mel
  • alieneyesation 7y

    Wow!! Incredible capture....;o)
  • Austin Turner 7y

    Congratulations! You have been requested to join
    MACRO ~Nature's Gifts
  • fghfhnf 5y

    that's great~
  • Eye~for~it ( slowly back ) 4y

    Stunning capture.
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