Ah, the smell of carrion is in the air and the Arum Dracunculus is in bloom!
I love weird plants and this is possibly the weirdest in my garden -- a spathe the color of raw liver, an aroma that attracts flies rather than bees or butterflies as pollinators . . .
And a spadix that is, well, alarming ...
This interesting member of the arum family is called by many names -- Voodoo Lily, Black Arum, Snake Lily, Dragon Arum Stink Lily -- but around here, it's known (rather inelegantly) as the Dog Dick Plant.
Isn't Nature wonderful?