Dracunculus vulgaris

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  1. Durgan

    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    Dracunculus vulgaris
    http://arum.notlong.com/ 23 March 2007 Dracunculus vulgaris aka Arum dracunulus has survived a Winter outdoor planting in Zone 5.

    http://xuwoni.notlong.com/ I June 2008 Dracunculus vulgaris. The plant is variously called the Dragon Arum, Voodoo Lily, Ragons, Snake Lily, Black Arum, Black Dragon, Dragonwort, & Stink Lily. Five plants eventually grew, and one is going to bloom soon. The spike on the larger plant is the blooming structure.
     
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    Carrion mimic smelling of dead rats. Fully developed specimens large enough to be impressive.
     
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    I have to get a laugh somehow. It will be entertaining to take people past the plant and pretend there is no odour.
     
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    Cristopher Lloyd wrote the odor is transitory and after it passed he would cut specimens and take them to a local show or other event. However, I have noticed that when there are several flowering together there is a lingering smell from the patch when they do not all open at exactly the same time.
     
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    http://cheing.notlong.com 15 June 2008 Dracunulus vulgaris in bloom.

    Early morning pictures and the flower was only partially open and later when the sun came out full, the bloom opened up, and now has a slight odour, and the flies are congregating. The plant odour attracts flies to assure pollination.
     
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    Nice shots Durgan!!

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