I've 'seen' everything now - Dracunculus vulgaris

Kelly O'Neill kellyo@wetrock.com
Wed, 06 Jun 2007 04:35:03 PDT
> Is there any documentation of Dracunculus being attacked by large birds of
> prey?

I think it is just the Vultures which circle my place every year at 
this (bloom) time. I have not noticed any damage. My plantings 
are generally small groups and mixed with shrubs and such 
(which may protect from flyby attacks). The rotten meat stench 
is supposed to attract flies as pollinators.  I think our Hawks and 
Eagles and Falcons prefer fresher smelling stuff. I should watch 
closer though to be sure I'm not jumping to conclusions. KellyO

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