Photograph by Deby Fredericks
Here's a truly spectacular flower that will amaze and… well, maybe not delight you. To be honest, it's kind of stinky.
Dracunculus vulgaris is native to Mediterranean regions from Greece and the Aegean Islands to the Balkans parts of Anatolia. It's been known since ancient times and has a number of names: Voodoo Lily, Black Arum, Black Dragon, Snake Lily, and so on. Because it is so showy, it has been transplanted to yards and botanical gardens all around the world.
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