Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Arisaema consanguineum:the largest Arisaema in the Asian Collection?

Entering China Valley from the road, the trail parallels the road for a few hundred feet. Walk about halfway to the curve and start looking towards your right. You will see, back from the path, what appears to be a stand of Fatsia. Look more closely and it will reveal itself as a colony of this vigorous aroid. They're setting seed now and I liked the curve of the stalk supporting this seedhead. The fantastic mottling of the stalk is characteristic of the species which is both robust and prolific. This one will reseed itself about but its a cool plant.

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