Monday, 30 November 2015

Fly Catcher - The Devil's Tongue

This resilient and strange plant has been in the garden here for many years defying those who have tried to get rid of it because of it's terrible smell.  It smells like "something dead" as everyone points out.   

Despite being "dug out" several times it always seems to reappear and in recent years no one bothers it any more.  It is a fly catcher.  It's not a great beauty but it's one saving grace is the quite stunning colour of it's flower which is a very deep and rich plum and only seen occasionally.   This was the flower in November 2015.  The two black stalks coming out of the flower are also somewhat unusual.

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