Created 7-Sep-14
Modified 7-Sep-14
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Dracunculus vulgaris

Dragon Lilly (Stink Lilly)

New Zealand Status: Introduced
Conservation Status: n/a

Dracunculus vulgaris is characterised by its large purple spathe and spadix which has a very unpleasant smell, rather like rotting meat, to attract flies as pollinators. The large palmate leaves may have some cream flecks along the veins.
Dracunculus vulgaris, Dragon Lilly