Everybody loves a freak...and that's what I'd call this flower! This is Spilanthes oleracea, a.k.a. "toothache plant" or "eyeball flower"...the eyeball thing is fairly obvious, but the toothache reference is because you can chew on the fresh or dried flower, or take the extract to help deaden pain from a tooth until you can visit the dentist. It is not only topically anesthetic for gums and teeth, but it is also bacteriostatic, helping to fight tooth decay. (I just thought it looked cool.) So imagine my surprise when I noticed this flower...looks like three flower buds all emerged together. But things got even more interesting when I backed up a bit for another look..... .....what a cute little face! Now this is my kind of freak!