I'm not sure what this flower is, but it sure is a show stopper. Photo taken in St. George, Utah on May 27, 2008. Click download for the full sized 1920x1280 pixel image.
Looks fantastic, like some bird of paradise...
what a lovely flower , never saw it before
Looks like a kind of Bird of Paradise...but Birds of Paradise are tropical flowers. Could be a species of spider lily.
Wow! Nice shot. The flower almost looks like some sort of firecracker/fireworks. Haha, very interesting to look at for sure.
That is beautiful. It looks like some kind of spider lily.