Dracunculus vulgaris in seed

Zonneveld, B.J.M. (Ben) zonneveld@nhn.leidenuniv.nl
Fri, 08 Oct 2010 00:33:28 PDT
I have a Dracunculus vulgaris for years, planted against the house  (
The Netherlands 10 miles from sea winter occasionally about -10C). It
flowers every year but never sets seed. However, this year I noted a
bunch of beetles coming out the flower and yes I have now a lot of
berries, very similar to Arum seeds. The peculiar thing is that a second
flower, flowering three days later did not get beetles or seed.

Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Nationaal Herbarium Nederland
POBox 9514
2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
telf 071 5274738
E-mail: Zonneveld@NHN.Leidenuniv.nl

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