Wednesday, November 07, 2007

What's in bloom now...

This wonderful fly pollinated plant (Huernia plowseii) is in the milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae) and these plants are sometimes called carrion flowers because some species smell like-well-carrion. Makes sense since these guys are fly pollinated. This species doesn't have much of an odor and is a wonderful easy to grow and propagate succulent.

Huernia

For more pictures of succulent Asclepiads check out this site:
http://www.succulent-plant.com/asclepiad.html
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