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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    04 / 09 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    West

  • City

    Santa Cruz

  • State

    California

  • Posted by

    yvondees

Notes:

Hi there: This plant has started growing about a month ago and has reached about a foot and a half in this short period of time. I was wondering what plant is this? Also how tall does it get? Does it have flowers? Someone said it may be poisonous because of the “leopard” stem…Is that true? Thanks!

Comments

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    I found it on the poison garden website… http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/dracunculus_vulgaris.htm They’re too pretty to eat anyway. There’s not many edible arums… The ones that can be consumed… Require a bit of work…. http://www.eattheweeds.com/peltandra-virginica-starch-storer-2/

    April 11th, 2014 at 1:37pm

  • hortiphoto Master Identifier says:

    That is Dracunculus vulgaris. I have photos of the flowerheads at http://www.botanicalstockphotos.com/photos-dracunculus-974.htm . They’re quite spectacular but because they are pollinated by flies they smell very unpleasant and you don’t want to locate this plant anywhere near where you may have open windows.

    April 10th, 2014 at 2:15am

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