While little is know of the rare and dangerous palinflower, this brief photodocument details the developmental phases of this rare and deadly flora known to wipe out whole cultures and to destroy political parties
The Palinflower starts off innocently enough, deceptive in its down to earth simplicity.
The Palinflower bud looks innocent enough at first
When it first blossoms, the deadly bloom may trick the ignorant admirer who fails to properly vet this flower's background
The Palinflower, when first plucked looks beautiful
As the bloom reaches maturity, it's unique pistil reminds the wary horticulturalist, wise to the danger of the Palinflower that it is best to stay away.
As the Palinflower matures, warning signs emerge
Once the "wasilla house pistil shows it self, within short order, the flower shows it's thorny, prickly nature that bites those who embrace it too tightly.
At full bloom, the danger of the palinflower starts to...
As the flower withers, Palinflowers' pods appear. These look prickly and nasty,but the worst is yet to come.
The Palinflower pod-- prickly, and just a warning the worst is yet to come
Finally, the pods, as they age, dry up and burst, revealing the true seeds the deceived admirers have embraced and, too late, wedded themselves to.
Finally, the poisonous seeds are released
When palinflowers die, another flower grows in its place, one that we know even less about. So far, it has not been found to be toxic.
Where the palinflower withers and dies...
the white flowers used for this little bit of satire are Datura, and they ARE known to be, if eaten, hallucinogenic in the worst way, never producing good trips, and if too much is eaten, known to be deadly. No joke.
all photos and lame photoshopping by rob kall