Thursday, December 9, 2010
Weird flowers in the spring, stunning seed heads in the fall, arisaemas are not the typical pretty flower. In the same family as Calla Lilies, the flower has a similar structure, with a spadix in the center and a spath surrounding it. Here the spadix has matured into a seedhead with bright red fruits, and the spadix has dried up around it. This is one of many Arisaema species at the UC Botanical Garden.