• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Chania, Samaria gorge, Agios Nikolaos
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Dragon Arum

Photo of spathe and spadix of Dragon Arum, Dracunculus vulgaris, at Samaria gorge in Crete, Greece. A very impressive plant whose small flowers are massed on a purple spadix, surrounded by a purple spathe. It smells like rotten meat in order to attract insect pollinators. It flowers in April –May and grows in various habitats up to 1.500 m.