A surprising look at the plants around us and how they've influenced our world.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Big and smelly
Aristolochia grandiflora (Pelican flower)
The Pelican flower plant makes huge heart-shaped flowers which are over a foot long. But the gargantuan size also comes with a gargantuan smell that's been compared to the smell of a dead rodent. Native to Central America, this vine is a favorite of botanical gardens.