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Dragon Flower

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by Bill on July 12, 2003 06:15 AM
Dragon Flower... Dracunculus vulgaris

My mother was very proud of this lily, because no-one else had one! She just called it her "Black Lily" Can anyone help me put a name to this very unique flower?
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by weezie13 on July 12, 2003 08:11 AM
WOW!!!!!!
It looks like it's in the
jack~in~the~pulpit/arum family?
Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by diagones on July 12, 2003 02:11 PM
WOW ! ! ! !
Bill, that's quite a flower. How big is it?
Wish I was half as good at taking pictures like that. We don't live so far apart you and I, and it's odd how different the flora is between here and there. But ya'll in washington are wetter than us (and we call ourselves ducks...haha)
by Bill on July 12, 2003 05:46 PM
The flower itself is about 10 inches tall. The tip of it stood about 20 inches above the ground...
Thank you for helping to keep our little Washington secret intact. We can't let anyone know how really nice the weather can be up here.

Remember, everyone! If you live in Washington, you don't tan... you rust!


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by weezie13 on July 12, 2003 06:38 PM
My brother lives in Eugene, Oregon.....
Close or no cigar???
Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by diagones on July 13, 2003 01:34 AM
Eugene is about 4 hrs from me weezie...about 200 miles +...I live on the beach ( 4 blocks away) and Eugene is a completely differnt temp zone compared to Bill and I. And up here at the top....20 miles from washington...we usually rust too...except not this year....been really really dry and actually HOT....that NEVER happens....I took yer lilly pic to work Bill...I hear someone in these parts has one similar....maybe we'll name the thing afterall......D
by weezie13 on July 13, 2003 09:20 PM
Bill,
I think I found the name of your
mom's black lily!!!!!!!!

DRACUNCULUS VULGARIS......

There's one for sale in the
"Breck's" 2003 Advanced Sale" Catalog.
Find a copy, check out the picture>>>>
Weezie
http://brecks.com/item_disp.asp?pn=38547
check this out here???

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Bill on July 14, 2003 09:59 AM
Thank you Weezie, I believe that you're right about the identification as well as it being a member of the arum family! With your info, I searched and found out that it's often called a "Dragon Flower" and sometimes called a "Viagra Lily"...... hmmmmmmm....

Thank you for the help!


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by weezie13 on July 14, 2003 11:46 AM
Hey, glad to have solved the mystery!!
But I tripped over it merely coincidentally!
At my family reunion/grad party my niece was asking questions about flowers, gardening, and some bulbs in this BRECK'S catalog she had and of course I began to leaf through it an drool and turned the page, and it popped out at me, and I'm like hey, that's the one, ooh~ooh!!! A few of the grad's were strangely staring at me like she's gone!!!
Anyhow, I thought it looked like at and came home at midnight, had to check the BRECK'S .com out and send in the info!!!!!

I'm still working on the orchid...........

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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