A gift for loyal readers, courtesy of the Palace Florist.

As I watched this, it struck me that in time lapse flowers appear to move and behave just like sea creatures:  sea anemones, cephalopods, and many others I’ve seen via video (or snorkel).  It’s an interesting evolutionary convergence, except that in the case of animals the flower-like structures are used for trapping prey or mobility, whereas in plants they are about pollination and in many cases attracting pollinators.  Of course flowers are all about sex:  they’re like the genitals of flowering plants, and they’re all hermaphrodites.  And maybe it’s just me (yeah probably), but watching the blooming of flowers at high speed is a visual metaphor for an orgasm, blossoming from a small locus and moving outward in all directions.

Sea anemones: predatory animals.

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