Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sunday Flower - Dracunculus vulgaris

                             I,m in the fern garden today , pulling weeds mostly !

Thrilled to find my Voodoo Lily is flowering for the first time ... I know with that name it is probably not the most appropriate flower to choose as my Sunday Flower  !
              It cant help its sinister looks !  I think it is gorgeous anyway !

            I bought the little corms from someone on Ebay a year or two ago .

                                             I love the markings on its stems.

                                I just have to go in and look at this close up ...

It is supposed to smell of rotting meat , to attract flies which pollenate the flower.....but I cant smell anything , maybe it is too soon . It has only just opened , so maybe the perfume develops after a few days ?  Anyone know ?

                                                Outrageous Sunday Flower !

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