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Old 05-23-2010, 02:45 PM   #21
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Well benj1 you were right! it is Carrion Flower.

The plant is now over 5 ft and has fallen over. The flowers are starting to open. I think they smell more of vinegar than roting flesh right now. At least thats what i think.

Thanx for the help figuring this thing out!
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:26 PM   #22
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It's fun to see the progress as it grows - it's frustrating when people post a picture and don't reply or follow up with more pictures, which happens a lot on some other forums.
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:37 PM   #23
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Hopefully I will recognize carrion flower if I run across it. My mother knew so many of the wild plants from the area where she was born. Some of it was passed on but mostly I have had to learn as an adult after having spent way to many years only knowing cultivated plants. I find these ID questions helpful in anchoring new information into this aging brain.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:17 PM   #24
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I've opened my mouth before engaging my mind plenty of times, but comparing your photos to my plant, I was pretty confident you would come to the same conclusion in time. Your plants must be getting plenty of sun; mine is well shaded and doesn't have such well-developed flowers. Nice job with the latest photos.
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