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September 21st, 2007: Carrion Plant (Stapelia grandiflora) by Happenstance

The Bloom of the Day for September 21st, 2007 was Carrion Plant (Stapelia grandiflora).

View the bloom of the day here: http://davesgarden.com/bloom.php?date=2007-09-21

Morpeth, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

Absolutely gorgeous shot!

Mountlake Terrace, WA(Zone 8a)

Beautiful shot. I many years ago had a similar plant blooming in my apartment. I won't get into the smell, but it wasn't all that bad, and totally sunlight controlled. No sun, no smell.

It was amazing to watch flies commit suicide writhing in this plant until death, I had many to remove every day. If you like the exotic, and off the wall, grow a Stapeliad in a sunny place. Typically, except for southern climes they are indoor potted plants that like a dry winter rest.

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