The creamy flower of the Blind Eye Bush (Helicteres brevispira) has a long, elongated column that curls back up into the flower. This bush had flowers in different stages of development along with unusual screw like seed pods a little like cones.
I didn't know you could start irises from seed. Once an iris flower dies, a pod grows. They start off green. Once the seeds inside are ready to pick, the pod turns tannish or brown and cracks open. Gather seeds & plant again