Dracunculus vulgaris

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Dracunculus vulgaris

Postby Durgan » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:17 am

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GKOIB 11 June 2010 Dracunculus vulgaris

This rather strange plant has a strong dead carrion odor for about a day to attract flies for pollination. Early this morning the odor was more than apparent. Later in the day the odor rapidly disappears to a minor level. They spread by self-seeding and by bulb offsets. I get two or three plants each year. After seeding it completely dies off, and it is prudent to remember that there is something planted in the bare appearing space. I take delight in showing visitors when in full bloom and pretend there is no odor. I grew from three bulbs about four years ago, which were obtained off the internet.
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Re: Dracunculus vulgaris

Postby Durgan » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:44 am

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ENTQT 13 June 2010 Dracunculus vulgaris Two days after first blooming. The black spike is the seed pod. There is no detectable odor from the plant.
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