Believe it or not, it's part of a plant

@JudyEv (134918)
Bunbury, Australia
March 4, 2018 2:28am CST
While in the town of Denmark, Western Australia, recently we visited a nursery. I didn’t take my camera but asked Vince to take a photo of a huge cactus type plant which was for sale for over $A200. Heavens knows how you would move it if you bought it. I didn’t think to ask Vince to take a shot of the whole plant so he did the photographer thing and took a macro shot of the fruit or flower of the strange plant. So now I don’t know its name or how to identify it. The leaves were huge and the stems covered in vicious-looking prickles. But doesn’t it make an interesting photo?
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• Preston, England
4 Mar
great image - looks like a close up of a space invaders arcade game screen lol
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
It certainly doesn't look like a plant does it? Here's the stems to the leaves.
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@Madshadi (8921)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Mar
My thoughts exactly lol
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@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
5 Mar
@JudyEv It looks like a thorny vine...
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@garymarsh6 (14430)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar
That alone makes it look interesting. Great photo!
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
It is a great photo but gives you no idea of the actual look of the thing!
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@nitirrbb7 (3736)
• India
4 Mar
Din't you ask someone in the nursery what exactly was this plant? The picture looks quite attractive
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
They were busy and I wasn't going to buy it anyway so I didn't bother. I thought Vince had taken a photo of the whole plant but when I got home I discovered he'd only taken the flower bit and the stem.
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@mydanods (6747)
• Nigeria
4 Mar
I thought so too.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Mar
reall iterestuing wiow
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
It's very different isn't it?
@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Mar
It definitely does make an interesting photo. Too bad you didn't get the name of the plant.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
I forget to tell him that I just want a simple photo. He always has something special in mind but I'd never say anything as he is very quick to take whatever photos I want. I now try to remember to be more specific about what I want.
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Mar
@JudyEv It would be interesting to find out what kind of plant that is. It is beautiful.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
@just4him I went searching and it's a giant ornamental rhubarb.
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@LadyDuck (176246)
• Switzerland
4 Mar
I do not know the name of this cactus, but it is an interesting photo. The price is pretty expensive.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
I think now it isn't a cactus but a giant ornamental rhubarb. There is no way I'd pay so much for any plant.
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@LadyDuck (176246)
• Switzerland
5 Mar
@JudyEv I did not know that rhubarb may have spikes, very strange.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
@LadyDuck It's an ornamental one and huge so quite a bit different to the garden variety.
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@JustBhem (42892)
• Davao, Philippines
4 Mar
A cactus, right?
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
No, I was wrong. It's an ornamental rhubarb.
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@JustBhem (42892)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Mar
@JudyEv Oh, it looks like a Cactus to me though.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Mar
@JustBhem I can understand that.
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@louievill (19673)
• Philippines
4 Mar
Looks like something from an alien movie very interesting pattern.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
It does look alien doesn't it?
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@louievill (19673)
• Philippines
4 Mar
@JudyEv haha yes it does, like alien life form spores or maybe it's the way the picture was zoomed in, but I must admit it has a beauty of her own.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
@louievill Some of Vince's FB photo groups like to have competitions where they have to guess what the photo is of. This would be a good entry for one of those sorts of completions.
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Mar
It's a gorgeous photo, but I can't tell what it is I'm actually looking at.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
I found out it's a giant rhubarb and the 'flower' is a spike shape. The photo is of part of the spike.
@paigea (22484)
• Canada
12 Mar
Looks like a quilt pattern to me.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar
@paigea It does doesn't it? Or a piece of fabric.
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@Shiva49 (13966)
• Singapore
4 Mar
Yes, tough to make out how the whole plant looks like. Interesting snap though - siva
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
@Shiva49 @cintol I discovered it's a giant ornamental rhubarb and that is exactly what it looks like. The photo is of part of the flower spike.
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@cintol (7750)
• United States
5 Mar
@JudyEv Thats cool, I think of what rhubarb looks like here so that makes sense. Thanks
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@moffittjc (45238)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Mar
That's a great photo! It looks a little bit like the Aliens in Toy Story, if you can imagine that they all caught some kind of disease or cancer that gave them red bumps on the tops of their heads! Or maybe those are all bumps on their heads for when The Claw dropped down and tried to grab them! haha I hope you saw the movie Toy Story so you know what I was referencing! lol
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
I am a bit embarrassed to say I haven't seen Toy Story so I have no idea what you're on about!
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@moffittjc (45238)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Mar
@JudyEv Well Judy, you just need to see that movie! You will fall in love with it!
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• Northampton, England
4 Mar
I must admit I dd like aussie trees and fauna
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
We certainly have some unique varieties.
@MALUSE (43507)
• Uzbekistan
4 Mar
A brill photo! You can send it to the nursery and ask the people there to send you the name of the plant.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
I've gone searching and feel sure it's a giant ornamental rhubarb.
@andriaperry (58649)
• United States
4 Mar
Yes it does, now I am curious to know the name.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
It's a giant ornamental rhubarb. I remember thinking at the time that it looked like a big rhubarb.
@responsiveme (16816)
• India
4 Mar
It looks like a lot of baby cactuses in rows.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
I can see how you'd think that and I agree completely.
@JohnRoberts (62991)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Mar
It looks like a clothe design pattern.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
It does a bit doesn't it?
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@kavinitu (5061)
• India
4 Mar
Wow! What a Wonderful Shot taken by Vince
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
Thanks but I wish he'd taken one of the whole plant.
@Icydoll (24627)
• India
4 Mar
It's definitely a interesting photo ..good shot by Vince
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
Thanks but I really wanted one of the whole plant.
@TRBRocks420 (82622)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Mar
Very cool looking plant.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
I don't know how to go about finding out what it is.
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@mandala100 (50451)
• Hong Kong
4 Mar
@JudyEv This is the first time I've seen it my friend.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Mar
I'd never seen one like it before either.