Biarum carduchorum

Jim McKenney
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 14:45:58 PDT
I've just added an image of Biarum carduchorum to the wiki. Please take a
look at:…

This one caught me by surprise. I didn't see it coming. I was out this
morning sorting pots of now dormant bulbs and touched something soft and

I don't know this species at all. Is the spathe shown a bit past its prime?
There is no odor that I can detect, and the spathe has the muted colors and
partially closed look which some aroids get when they have been pollinated. 

A Google image search on the names Biarum carduchorum and B. karduchorum
turned up nothing.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the weather for the
last few days gets the same adjective so often applied to blooming aroids:

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