This speciman grows in back yard along a creek at 3,000 feet elevation in the southern Sierra Nevada's in California.
June 10, 2002 dracuncula vulgaris with 32" spathe
This is the voodoo lily that came up in my garden this year in Upstate NY.
Dragon Flower. My first one, absolutely amazing!
see how tall it gets, but it also falls over from it's own weight.
Drac seed pod left on the plant to dry. Lots and lots of seeds probably in August. Covered with stocking after pic to ward off bugs.
This is a tall palnt with a 10" arum with black color and no smell. They grow wild in Crete and flower in April, always in the shade.
The first of the dracs coming up on March 24, 2003. Yesterday there were five more that I found.
Photo from April 5 of lots peeking up from the mulch.
I have this plant in a flower pot and it stays in the greenhouse. It did bloom in the yard at one time, but does better now. It has a couple of new "babies" this year.
Voo Doo Lily Grown in Central Texas Hill Country
Dragon Flower, Portland OR June 8, 3003
Dragon Flower in Indiana! from Mandyncat
dragon flower in my yard.
Dragon Flower Portland OR June 2003
I was given my Dracunculus Vulgaris by a friend without a description of what it's flower was like. This is a better photo than many I have seen. I planted it on the North side of my house in Seattle where it is overhung by trees and never gets direct sunlight, and gets very dry in July, August and September. It grew seemingly well for 4 years with much neglect, but never bloomed. I was away when it did, but had someone else take a picture, which is attached. The colored part of the bloom is 10-1/2 inches high. The bloom faded, but was still very interesting when I returned over a week later. I love it! Jim Wright
Dragon Flower shoots growing from round tubers,
with white roots. They grow from seed, too.
When "ripe" this flower draws a great variety of insects. Here there are ants and beetles competing to share is this flowers lovely aroma.
We didn't know what this was so I did some research - here is the vulgaris!
very unique plant
Our first time to "capture" our yearly visitor in full bloom. Fantastic!
Look close, flower and foliage with pollinators.
Mature flower bud one day prior to unfolding to reveal the spadix and deep maroon spathe
Fully opened flower with swarm of flies
Taken 20th June in zone 8a-b UK, colour is true, smell like rotting fish
The flower and tongue are huge, and have a velvety sheen
Dracunulus vulgaris, large purple flower, smells bad
Here is what a virus-infected Dracunculus looks like in flower and leaf.
The Corm. Note that roots appear from the top only, growing outwards sideways (and even up) more than downward.
The plant is actually frozen solid in this picture; suprisingly hardy- as a tulip.
Cross sections of flower and stem. Predominant spadix is filled with an airy cotton-like tissue. Male flowers are above female, as normal in aroids.
When I walked into the garden my nose picked it up before I could see it. Advise you plant it downwind.
Note the flies pollinating the inflorescences on its shiny spathe. It's the plant's scent like rotting meat that attracts them.
Taken 24th June. Spathe dying back showing the new seeds covered in a fluffy mould, possibly necessary for development. I was in doubt so rubbed some of it off.
I know this as Arum Dracunculus
Flower is over 2 feet! Beautiful but smells like a sewer.
The day before the bloom opened.
This is my first try at these beauty's, very anxious for the first bloom, kind of bummed I didn't gag on first whiff. Maybe they get better with age! Utah zone 5
Out in time for the Melbourne Cup. First Tuesday in November...
Matures in late Spring...
Bloomed out of the blue in my back yard 2007...waiting for bloom again this year...and hopefully seeds.
Freshly dug October 26, 2008
Freshly dug October 26, 2008. Top view
Lovely light lines on leaves of a several year old plant soon to flower.
Absolutely gorgeous but smells like a sewer. Found it growing at the base of a lilac tree.
flower-close up (wear a gas mask)
Dragon Lily Photographed 5/25/2010. My hand is in the picture to provide scale.
Dragon Lily Photographed 5/25/2010. Picture doesn't reveal the velvety richness of the bloom. Smell was not so bad this year
Our Voodoo lily, blooms in May only for about a week....So exotic
A bit like corn on the cob. Each kernel round seeds that are about 3/8".
I finally found out the name of this plant growing in my garden but the photos I have seen didn't have the same trunk colours. Flower is magenta
In Australia, this voodoo lily is called the "blowfly" lily! Now that it has flowered I know why! A revolting smell but I am captivated by it!
Voodoo lily, Sydney, Australia, October 2008
Dracunculua Vulgaris - Black Lily, Dragon Lily
I discovered mine in a shady corner of my garden. It's 2.5 metres high and has 5 blooms.
July 7th 2012....this beauty (Zone 7a) just opened up today and the air is filled with fly perfume
Thirty-year-old voodoo lilies. Have been informed that these are actually Dracunculus Vulgaris. Whoops!
Dragon Lily popped up in my front yard in Cherry Valley, CA
Black Lily in Suzanne's November Garden in Waihi, New Zealand
voodoo lily leaf
Greece. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com