26 July 2007

The Curate of Selbourne

D. vulgaris by andytince6423

My new favorite blogger may be
Gilbert White:

July 24, 1791 – The foreign Arum in the vicarage court, called by my Grandmother Dragons, & by Linnaeus Arum Dracunculus, has lately blown. It is an Italian plant, & yet has subsisted there thro’ all the severe frosts of 80 or 90 years; & has escaped all the diggings, & alterations that have befallen the borders of that garden. It thrives best under a N. wall, but how it is propagated does not appear. The spatha, & spadix are very long.

Speaking of Arums, the UCBG's seed propagated Amorphophallus titanum is about to bloom.

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