# A Resurrected Riley Riddle

I made a new Riley Riddle to make up for the laziness in my previous Riley Riddle, also inspired by @KevinL's Riley Riddle.

My prefix won't stand, but it cracks at the bottom.

My suffix has heads in the clouds, not forgotten.

My infix is land, but no flowers can blossom.

My body has legs in a shroud, then wings open.

What am I?

The answer is $9$ letters, and the title is a clue. For the last part, I can include the knowledge tag... but as a hint, I won't — once you solve for the affixes, you will most likely know of the last line.

• Nice riddle dude :) – Kevin L Aug 24 '18 at 12:13
• @KevinL thank you very much. Your riddle was also very good, that of which inspired me to write this one, so thank you again :)) – Mr Pie Aug 24 '18 at 12:13
• Hint: I could of used the word "unforgotten", but I think "not forgotten" sounds better in this rhyme; feel free to replace phrases with single words :) – Mr Pie Aug 24 '18 at 12:26
• Nah I actually agree with u. It does sound kind of better for me :) – Kevin L Aug 24 '18 at 12:37

Is this a

BUTTERFLY?

My prefix won't stand, but it cracks at the bottom.

Haha, you said BUTT!! (Although it can't stand by itself, haha you said buttcrack!)

My suffix has heads in the clouds, not forgotten.

Although we'd like to forget about a FLY, we can't because waiter, they're in my soup again.

My infix is land, but no flowers can blossom.

This would be SURF AND TURF, where if flowers blossom you're doing it wrong.

My body has legs in a shroud, then wings open.

This is the BUTTERFLY coming out of its chrysalis and opening its wings, a sort of resurrected caterpillar. (What, you were expecting a fourth joke?) ;)

• And @El-Guest strikes again! – Mr Pie Aug 24 '18 at 12:31
• @user477343 Stay tuned for semi-humorous explanations! ;P – El-Guest Aug 24 '18 at 12:32
• And I was sure the prefix would be rot13(rtt)... – jafe Aug 24 '18 at 12:34
• @jafe that was my first thought too, I actually used the final line and title to find the word first, and then had to backfill the affixes to overcome the cognitive dissonance! – El-Guest Aug 24 '18 at 12:35
• @user477343 I'm a reasonably useless puzzle writer, so I definitely appreciate the creativity and cleverness of all of our puzzlers who can write as well as solve them! ;P Never done one before haha! – El-Guest Aug 24 '18 at 12:36