Photo by Gayla Trail

Photographed at Jardin Gran Piedre in Cuba.

I tend to refer to this plant as The Penis Flower for obvious reasons, which makes it a little hard for me to remember its real name at times. I mean, I know flowers are often associated with sexuality and such, but COME ON, even Georgia O’Keefe would have to admit that the Anthurium flower is a wee bit over-the-top. Since I’ve gone this far already I’m just gonna put it out there and say that this particular Anthurium was disturbingly bumpy along the edges — sort of like a flower with an unfortunate problem.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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