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#1 Wacker

 
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:54 AM

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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#2 An D Smith

 
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 14:35 PM

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, 14 June 2012 - 14:36 PM.


#3 Wacker

 
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 14:57 PM

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