Dracunculus vulagris and some Brodiaea

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Mon, 08 Jun 2009 21:56:24 PDT
On 8 Jun 2009, at 14:15, Jim McKenney wrote:

> Dracunculus vulgaris is blooming today.

My Arum dioscorides is undoubtedly stinkier than your Dracunculus vulgaris!

[Yes, dear reader, if you hear one little boy boasting that his X is Y-er than 
another little boy's X, you hear right. X and Y take on many different values, 
some of which, unfortunately, aren't suitable for a family-oriented mailing 

Instead of rotting flesh, it smells like a compost heap that has been over-
watered and under-aerated and has, in consequence, gone to the dark side.

The flowers don't last long. Next year I'm going to try cutting one and hosing 
it off to see if might be possible in a vase.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island


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