Darth Vader- the strange flora

It is not peculiar to find weird appearance of things all over the world. Even flowers are not an exception in this category. If you are someone who is elated with flowers and is floored by their beauty, then get ready to get scared by one of their appearances. The Darth Vader is a type of flora which might scare you at first glance as you might mistake its appearance with that of a human skull.


If you happen to visit the Kyoto Botanical Garden, you will definitely come across the Darth Vader flower. The name is similar to the character of Anakin Skywalker, the protagonist of Star Wars. However, its scientific name is aristolochia salvador platensis. The strange appearance of the flower is characterized by a bulbous cap and the curled edges. Like its appearance, the period for which the flower blooms is also quite strange. You will be amazed to know that it only blooms for six days.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s