Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dragon Arum

We got the Dragon Arum years ago from a man at the Farmer's Market in Bellingham. He offered to give us a bulb it we would plant it. We did and it's been growing in our garden ever since. This year it outdid itself producing four flowers on the original plant. One of them is almost two feet in size from the top of the petal to the bottom of the flower cup. The last picture is a flower on one of the seedlings that the original plant produced.

These plants use flies to pollinate. To attract them the plant exudes the smell of rotting meat. Not very pleasant to smell but oh so amazing to look at.

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