Monday, June 8, 2009

Once I started I couldn't stop taking pictures and it's Arisaema season!

They all exhibit that basic aroid pattern, but beyond that they come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Arisaema consanguineum, top photo, forms colonies of 5' plants that superficially resemble Fatsia. Arisaema saxatilie, middle photo, has interesting white flowers like small Spathiphyllums. Arisaema fargesii is a frighteningly robust plant with large, striking, bi-colored coiled flowers. Arisaema candidissima, a plant that some claim is the most beautiful of all the Arisaemas, a genus generally considered more curious than beautiful, is just beginning to flower now. The Asian Collections contain a remarkable collection of these curious ariods.

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