Re: What is it?


Gary Meltzer wrote:
> 
> I have a purple stemmed "taro" that I collected from a creek in Santa Cruz,
 they grew
> within 6 weeks to about 4'-5' high and produced a goldish inflorescence
> that was quite beautiful.  Every 4 days or so, another flower would emerge
> from just above the origin of the preceding flower's source.  

Gary, 

Did you notice a fragrance sort of like baked sweet potatoes or mangos,
especially at certain times of the day?  If you didn't notice, check it
out next time they bloom.  I agree with the previous poster that this is
probably Colocaisa esculenta fontanesii (spelling is probably off).

Clarence



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