A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Cuckoo Pint

The strange flowers of the wild arum are now in bloom attracting flies which become trapped in the lower part of the flower where they remain for several days becoming well dusted with pollen until the hairs trapping them wither and they are released to pollinate other arums.
The plant has many names including Parson in the pulpit, Lords & ladies and Willy lilly.

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