Manfreda undulata 'Chocolate Chips'

Jim McKenney
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 05:12:49 PDT
Not only odd, Nan, but probably not very accurate. I'm usually pretty good with scents, but this one is definitely different. As I was falling asleep last night the scent drifted in through my bedroom window and woke me up. I noticed then that there is also a fermented fruit quality to the scent. 

I love your description of the inflorescence  - a cluster of daddy long legs!   But I wonder if what you are calling a daddy long legs is what I call a daddy long legs. A quick check of the wikipedia entry for "mosquito hawk" gave me the answer: your daddy long legs is apparently what I know as a crane fly. My daddy long legs is an arachnid (spider relative) of the order Opiliones. Anyone who has seen either will agree that either describes the inflorescence of this plant well.  

Now to invite friends over to see my daddy long legs flower! 

Jim McKenney

More information about the pbs mailing list