On a gloomy and drizzling day – none of the usual dragonflies and butterflies out, but the lotus are amazing.
In a rare event, the U.S. Botanic Garden had three corpse flowers in bloom this year, following a single one last year. The rarest one had a purple stem, and was the first to bloom The other two had the more common green stems. Here they are before blooming: And here’s the third one in … Continue reading Corpse flowers
Titan Arum, aka the corpse flower, blooms seldom and unpredictably, storing up energy in its large bulb until it is ready to go. I saw (and smelled!) the last time the U.S. Botanic Garden had a blooming corpse flower in 2013, and was eager to see it again. It didn’t disappoint. Here it is a … Continue reading The Corpse Flower