Photo Uploaded: Jun 18 2010 00:38:17 GMT Taken: 2010:05:31 19:10:20 Manufacturer: Canon Camera: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Aperture: F2.8 Shutter: 1/25 sec ISO: 200 Flash: No (Turned off)
My Dracunculus vulgaris bulb decided to bloom this year, the first time in 3 springs (and only the 5th time since I planted it 11 years ago). The flower's bloom only lasts about 24 hours, less in hot weather (it was 92º the day it opened).
Luckily I had the camera in my hands the day it did its thing. And yes, it smells horrible! Like roadkill, only stronger. Flies are all over it, trying too pollinate it.
If you want something really weird for your garden, I recommend this plant wholeheartedly...