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Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 24, 2002
5:52 PM

Post #41164

Carrion Plant, Carrion Flower, Starfish Plant, Toad Plant, Zulu Giant
Stapelia gigantea


Sometimes called "Star Cactus", because of the hairy star shaped bloom. It is not a cactus, but is a succulent which is native to tropical areas and grows wild on some beaches in Florida. The bloom has an unpleasent odor to attract flies for the purpose of pollination.

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