Sea Poison Tree (Barringtonia asiatica) Once in full bloom these flowers resemble a cheerleader’s pom pom. They’re common along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. They have a sickly sweet smell that attracts bats and moths at night.
Close-up of Inflorescence of Matchstick Banksia: Banksia cuneata [Family: Proteaceae] - an endangered plant from Western Australia. The matchstick-like appearance of individual flowers in the late-bud-stage gives rise to the common name.