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Flower identification, please? Answered

This beauty belongs to my friend in S. Cal.  

She says it blooms once a year then goes dormant (dies back) until the following year and repeats the cycle.

Sorry, this is the only picture I have.

Can anyone identify it?

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Ding-ding-ding! (Correct answer! ;-) Thanks Josehf!!!

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This picture is not a fake; this Voodoo Lily was the inspiration for the movie “The Little Shop of Horrors”.

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Pompom (author)2013-11-04

Wow! That is such a cool plant! You sun-loving states have so many neat plants and animals!

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Kiteman (author)2013-11-01

There are experts in identifying stuff like this here:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/community/identification?view=discussions

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bajablue (author)Kiteman2013-11-02

Thanks Kman... I'll save the link for future reference.

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Josehf Murchison (author)Kiteman2013-11-02

I found it the Voodoo Lily it is a carnivorous plant.
http://seattletimes.com/html/homegarden/2008053426_gardeneaston16.html

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Josehf Murchison (author)2013-11-01

That is the wickedest Picture Plant it eats humming birds (Not a joke).

feed it a small bird and it will reproduce.

Joe

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