Staff at the Soka University of America campus in Calabasas recently discovered an unusual purplish-red spathe and foul-smelling flower that mimics the rare titan arum—a flower that smells like rotting flesh—in the campus’ John and Juliana Gensley Native Garden.
The flower, which school staff said was not planted by them, has been identified as the European “Dragon arum” (Dracunculus vulgaris) or Voodoo Lily. It emits odors similar to those of carrion or fres...
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