• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Rethymno, Doxaro
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Dragon Arum

Photo of leaves and stem, of Dragon Arum, Dracunculus vulgaris, at Rethymno, 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.