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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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bajablue
bajablue

Answer 7 years ago

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

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Answer 7 years ago

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

Voodoo Lily Amorphophallus_Wilhelma.jpg
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Pompom
Pompom

7 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

7 years ago

There are experts in identifying stuff like this here:

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

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bajablue
bajablue

Answer 7 years ago

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

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Answer 7 years ago

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
Josehf Murchison

7 years ago

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

feed it a small bird and it will reproduce.

Joe