You've heard the saying "Stop and Smell the Roses". It means many things but one of the advantages to stopping and enjoying the beauties of nature is getting to see the more unique entities that make up our world. If asked to describe a stamen, most of you would say it's a long filament with a bump on its tip covered with pollen. That's a good general description but look at these stamens and how they bend and curl. They add interest to an otherwise generic flower.