You're probably familiar with the image of a flower placed in the barrel of a gun. The iconic scene is meant to convey a need for peace — and has been seen on T-shirts, posters, etc.

But what if guns really did shoot flowers? 

That's the idea behind director Freddie Wong's latest short film, "Flower Warfare". Instead of bullets, these guns shoot seeds. When a person gets hit, red rose petals appear — when the bullets miss, flowers sprout up from the ground.

It's a clever take on that iconic image — though judging by the action, it appears to be just as deadly.

Check it out below: 

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