Thursday, March 25, 2010
This is a Drancunculus vulgaris, also know as Voodoo lily, viagra flower(you can probably derive why...lol). When I first saw this blooming in my old yard I was facinated by the dark velvety black maroon color. It is a strange and beautiful flower with a very short appearance. The moment it bloom it has its days numbered. It also gives off a foul smell for a day and then that goes away so you wouldn't want it planted near a window. The flower is gorgeous and exotic. It has a very goth look.
I really wish I had a macro lends to capture the inside and check out all the bugs. If you look closely you can see insects attached to it.
It attracts carrion insects which are fun to check out. The smell only lasts two days and then the flower starts to fade...so sad. It shows it's beauty and then is gone. Pretty cool huh!
Arum Cornutum - Voodoo Lily