Nature is beautiful in all of its forms, but I couldn’t stop laughing when I found this lovely picture diary about a nice bouquet of roses, orchids, moss, and monkey balls, a flower that spontaneously bursts open and is poisonous if ingested.
The bunch was apparently sent via a florist who not only had misspelled the name of the sender but also placed these big hairy monkey balls in the mix. What a nice but rather strange surprise.
These freaky-looking flowers are colloquially called Monkey Balls but are officially known as either Gomphocarpus physocarpus, the swan plant or the balloon cottonbush.
This florist gets a ten out of ten for the tropical effort and surprise factor put forth in this bizarre bouquet. Let’s hope the florist gets the birthday greeting card right next time, however.
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Blogger Documents Mysterious Monkey Ball Explosion
- By: TrendHeadDec 22, 2008