Friday, June 16, 2006

Japanese Cobra Lily- Arisaema sikokianum

Yes, a non-peony! This exotic Japanese relative of Jack-in-the-Pulpit has been blooming for about a month. The photo is from about a week ago, and a heavy rain yesterday has reduced the flowers to mush. I'm hoping some year (hopefully this one) to get some seed out of this bunch. The leaves associated with the flower are the 3 (to 5) lobed leafs in the front. The plants are actually still in a pot (why mess with what works?) surrounded by pots of rhodos on the right, and on the left by a non-potted wild flower, Blue Bead Lily (Clintonia borealis).

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