Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: Audrey, Jr.

This strange red flower is straight out from the Little Shop of Horrors. Do you remember that 80's movie? This flower reminds me of a mysterious plant in that movie that has a craving for blood.:D My brother thought this is the plant where green peas come from! I found it in my aunt's garden when I visited her on New Year's day. Any idea what this flower is called?


Update:  This exotic plant is called Vietnamese Mickey Mouse plant, Hoa Mai, Ochna integerrima.

green peas???
with a lethal injection :D
mickey, is that you?





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16 comments:

Marites said...

i've seen this flower from time to time..don't know its name but i find it pretty :D

napaboaniya said...

Micky Flowers!!! :P
Happy RT!

bertN said...

Little Shop of Horror? I find the flower more like it came from a Big Shop of Beauty. The flower looks beautiful to me.....everything looks beautiful to me after I have a couple of drinks LOL.

Yen said...

Beautiful! Happy RT!

Raven said...

Fascinating flower. I have no idea what it is but your photos are wonderful!

The Arthur Clan said...

I've never seen that movie, so I just think the flower is absolutely gorgeous. Your photos are all lovely!

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

bernadette said...

wow! first time I've seen such an enigmatic looking plant! parang capers ang green thingies o olives even! saan nakuha ng auntie mo ito? If i was in your shoes, i would immediately ask for a cutting or seed! Then I can see my hubby smile amusedly OR look heavenward...:-D

Lawstude said...

i must say that, that is one weird-looking flower but you definitely made it beautiful. galing. great job miranda.

onangelwings said...

I love the name you chose. Little Shop of Horrors is perfect. It does look like that flower. Very interesting and different.

Dennis Villegas said...

Beautiful pictures, Luna. The color of ruby really stand out in your photos! and yes.. i also remember the Little Shop movie ;)

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Gorgeous flower! It made for a great RT post!

Dianne said...

I love your photos, such great close-up views and your captions are perfect ;)

Babs (Beetle) said...

I have to say, it's the weirdest flower I've ever seen! Quite lovely though ;O)

Lisa said...

That is a wild looking flower. I, too, am curious as to its name.

JayAshKal said...

No idea, but the flowers are pretty and your photos are great: love contrasting greens and reds. I think the one in movie [and subsequent off Broadway musical] The Little Shop of Horrors is more closely related to the Venus fytrap [mythical cross bred with butterwort].

Mario

maiylah said...

yup, my SIL's mickey mouse plant's got lots of these red flowers, too...they do look weird, but i like it! lol