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Natural Revelation and God's Creation discuss Starfish flower in the Theology forums; Here's something strange for your Memorial Day. Stapelia cedrimontana , from an African desert. Hard to grow! And it bloomed unexpectedly for me today, so ...

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    Starfish flower

    Here's something strange for your Memorial Day. Stapelia cedrimontana, from an African desert. Hard to grow! And it bloomed unexpectedly for me today, so I thought I'd share. Imitates the wounds on an animal to attract flies for pollinating. You can see the waxy texture makes sure scarce water doesn't evaporate.

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    I have to ask... Do you have your own greenhouse for all of your plants, or are they all grown outside, or are you constantly pulling our collective legs and just taking pics from the local botanical gardens? What's your setup?

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    I have a 400 foot greenhouse that I custom built. It's really efficient, but kind of jury rigged looking. I trade exotic seeds from all over the world with other nerds, so what I post are indeed mine

    It's a natural love for plants and my way of sticking it to evolutionists, since none of the weird stuff I grow can be explained by anything other than creation. Sorry, Waltke, but in any biological subject where practical ability counts more than mindless snobbish theory, I'll kick your butt while laughing at you.
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    Thanks, Tim. I always enjoy your photos.
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    That is cool! Thanks for sharing!
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    Hey, Tim. For some reason I can't see your picture, and I want to do so very badly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimV View Post


    I have a 400 foot greenhouse that I custom built. It's really efficient, but kind of jury rigged looking. I trade exotic seeds from all over the world with other nerds, so what I post are indeed mine

    It's a natural love for plants and my way of sticking it to evolutionists, since none of the weird stuff I grow can be explained by anything other than creation. Sorry, Waltke, but in any biological subject where practical ability counts more than mindless snobbish theory, I'll kick your butt while laughing at you.
    I don't think I've even heard of a starfish flower before. That's amazing!
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