Thursday, July 24

What is it about phallic plants? The arum here in DC goes for girth while Norfolk's agave is all about length, but either way, there's some serious floral fodder for size queens in the plant kingdom. Blake and I went over to join the throngs viewing the Indonesian corpse flower yesterday -- sure it was big, but we were pretty disappointed there wasn't more of a smell. Maybe that only happens once it has fully opened, but the lines were long enough to discourage a return visit today.

Bonus question for extra points: From what graphically named genus does DC's A. titanum come?