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Dracunculus Vulgaris: Ugly Name, Striking Plant

By December 12, 2012

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I've been posing a question to my readers recently in my Landscaping newsletter: namely, "What are your favorite plants?" Reader, Karin told us about her favorite plant, answered a few questions about it, and included photos. I'm making her the "Featured Reader" for today. Karin's favorite: Dracunculus vulgaris.

Would you like to be the Featured Reader someday? All you need is a camera and a keyboard. You can make your submission using this form.

"Dracunculus vulgaris" is truly an ugly name for a striking plant, although Karin does note that the "bloom stinks and attracts flies for a few days." Karin also remarks that Dracunculus vulgaris is "a slow grower, taking years before it blooms if grown from seed."

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