© Barbara Haviland
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Dracunculus vulgaris is a species of aroid in the genus Dracunculus and is known variously as theDragon Arum, the Black Arum, the Voodoo Lily, the Snake Lily, the Stink Lily, the Black Dragon, the Black Lily, Dragonwort, and Ragons. In Greece, part of its native range, the plant is calledDrakondia, the long spadix being viewed as a small dragon hiding in the spathe.
It is endemic to the Balkans, extending as far as Greece, Crete, and the Aegean Islands, and also to the south-western parts of Anatolia.
I absolutely love the look of this unusual flower. I painted one years ago. I have painted this one in reds and with a palette knife. The painting is framed and signed by me.