Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Dracunculus vulgaris



video

Located in the border at the side of the Nuffield Building the Dracunculus vulgaris, Voodoo Lily, Stink Lily, has been in flower for the last week emitting a rather unpleasant smell. Back on the 26th June 2009, see blog entry 'Mum's Lipstick & A Dragon', I spent time next to the plant taking photographs, well today I bravely went back, this time to take video. From the video you will see the number of flies it attracts, this is due to the awful scent it emits, it smells of rotten meat. Luckily for you they haven't invented a way of conveying the scent through the internet, I am sure the flies were following me around all afternoon following my short visit to the plant. 

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