Blimey. That's about 2 months worth of tissue surface area growth.
I bet it didn't do much for a few weeks after that.
Were there any follow-up pictures after that one? I would love to see the actual flower(s) on a beast like that.
"The tragedy of life is not that every man loses; but that he almost wins."
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"
That would make for a pretty sweet pic