Stapelia Gigantea-The Starfish Flower

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The Stapelia gigantea or Stapelia nobilis is one of my favorite plants. Some may know this plant as the Starfish flower. It get’s this name from the starfish shaped flowers that it produces. Other than the beauty of it’s bloom, this Stapelia is know for the smell of it’s bloom. The bloom smell resembles that of rotting flesh. This smell attracts insects for pollination.

The Starfish Flower As It Gets Ready To Bloom

Stapelia Gigantea-The Starfish Flower

Stapelia Gigantea-The Starfish Flower

The Starfish Flower or Stapelia Gigantea In Bloom

Stapelia Gigantea-The Starfish Flower

Stapelia Gigantea-The Starfish Flower

Stapelia Gigantea-The Starfish Flower

Stapelia Gigantea-The Starfish Flower

The Starfish Flower Attracting Flies

The Starfish Flower Attracting Flies

The Starfish Flower Attracting Flies

Flies Love The Starfish Flower’s Rotten Flesh Smell

Flies Love The Starfish Flower's Rotten Flesh Smell

Flies Love The Starfish Flower’s Rotten Flesh Smell

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