Late to the phallic thingy party

But maybe better late than never? Or maybe not.

It occurred to me that Nature gets the last word not just geologically, but biologically too.

(Photo: Mr. Pi)

The scientific name is Phallus impudicus. The common name is stinkhorn. Enjoy?

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7 responses to “Late to the phallic thingy party

  1. Misty

    I had my completely immature moment for the, uh, hour when I laughed at it being called “stinkhorn”.

  2. The common name is stinkhorn. Enjoy?

    LOL!!! That really shouldn’t be making me laugh as much as it is. The question mark totally kills me.

  3. (I’m obviously getting early onset dementia because of course Nature gets the last word biologically. But you know what I mean.)

    Stinkhorn is not just a name, btw. It really does stink something awful, which attracts flies. They march around on the top, trying to figure out where the fly food is. Then they fly off elsewhere, still wondering, and that way they spread the spores around. There’s a lot of deception involved. (Okay. I’ll stop snickering and not take one single step down that Road of Silly Metaphors.)

  4. “not take one single step down that Road of Silly Metaphors”

    No Quixote!! Please don’t stop!! Life is too short, and we may never pass this way again.

  5. First I said, “No way!” but then I saw the two domes….

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