Tuesday, 20 November 2012
The Arum Flower of Basel, Switzerland
It stinks, it is more than two meters high and flowers every 2 years. Yesterday it flowered again, the Arum flower, in the Botanical Garden in Basel. It is quite a happening and if I had known I would have postponed my Tao Chi today, or my dental appointment tomorrow and perhaps my doctors appointment on Thursday. It only flowers for 2-3 days and a photo would really have been something. However, auntie Internet is always ready so here it is, the Arum flower known in latin as Amorphophallus titanum (which I will not translate).
I just saw it on the Swiss news this evening.