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Wacker

unidentified plant

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Hi all,

A customer recently sent me a picture of this plant thinking it was a carnivorous plant . (i could only inform him it was not a carnivorous plant , but i would ask the experts )

I think he found it growing on a hillside in Spain .

Thanks in advance...

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Hi Wacker

The plant is the Aroid Arisarum vulgare, or another closely-related species and is not carnivorous, although it does trap live flies within its flowers, but these are released a few days later so they can pollinate another flower. A lovely little plant, I have a fantastic clump of Arisarum proboscideum in my garden. They are commonly known as Mouse Plants.

Hope this is of some help

Cheers

Andy

Edited by An D Smith

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Hi Andy,

Thanks very much for the ID and additional information.

I shall pass it on . It is indeed a very bonny looking plant . Im sure he will be interested and surprised to learn about the plant .

Thanks again..

Wacker

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