Alien Tie-Dye

I happened to be at an AMD party at SIGGraph 2002 (San Antonio) at a bar several stories above the riverwalk. Out on the patio I was chatting with an engineer when I noticed this stunning flower behind him and had to stop to shoot it. I swear, sometimes nature is more bizarre than fiction -- doesn't this look like some sort of crazy alien psycho flower that would have tried to eat the protagonist of some B-grade sci-fi flick?

Update: I've learned it is a Passiflora Caerulea or Common Passion Flower.

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