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Amorphophallus konjac. The smaller cousin of Amorphophallus titanum. I am glad really, it is very close to the front door and smells like a dead squirrel.
 
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From above. I note that a lot of lily prospers at a tree root. I suspect consistent moisture. Mondo and other liriope do best as they do not like any oddball stress. I wish they were robust.
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Amorphophallus konjac, an aroid. Originally from China/Japan. Tuber is edible. Leaf follows after flower. In the UK I keep in cold greenhouse, flowers currently developing. Have one outside in warm border not sure how it will do.
 
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Amorphophallus konjac, an aroid. Originally from China/Japan. Tuber is edible. Leaf follows after flower. In the UK I keep in cold greenhouse, flowers currently developing. Have one outside in warm border not sure how it will do.
Thanks for that, and I am sure that I am not going to eat anything that smells that strongly.
 

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This is our Arum Lily, it smells good to flies, which crawl down the spathe and get trapped by hairs pointing the wrong way. So they fly about inside it and get covered in pollen.

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This is our Arum Lily, it smells good to flies, which crawl down the spathe and get trapped by hairs pointing the wrong way. So they fly about inside it and get covered in pollen.

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I sincerely hope it is not outside your kitchen window. I have literally had years go by thinking there was a dead squirrel on the property and it was the voodoo lilies my sweetie planted because they appear interesting. If my confidence in my pellet rifle were higher, I might have made the nasal connection sooner. I dearly hope it has a most interesting flower, given that unlike spraying a insect spray, a bathroom spray is probably most appropriate.
 
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Amazing! Never seen a life one in my life! People have to flock to Kew Garden to see or smell it when it's in bloom - a ticket draw!
I think that is the big one, the one called titanum. And its good they isolate it. :poop:

Ours has already gone by at this point. The leaf is still there but the rest is senecent.
 
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Senescent means old, past it. If the fertilisation doesn't take place these flowers collapse rapidly a bit like a balloon with a slow leak. If fertilised a central drum stick of "berries" remains. The large decorative leaf lasts until autumn if there is sufficient water.
 
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