carrion flower

Here’s one last shot from the Wallace Desert Garden (no relation). Stapelia gigantica flowers
smell like carrion hence the common name. They look a little like starfish on rocks at low tide.


The Wallace Desert Garden is the legacy of H.B. Wallace who offered it up for the study of
desert plants among other things. He has passed away and unfortunately because the 18 acre
garden is in a gated community, it continues to be a struggle to raise money to keep it going.
Check out this link for his bio. He obviously loved the desert.

One thought on “carrion flower”

  1. I wondered if that was where you were.
    One of these days I’m going to visit that one. I hear it’s extrordinary.

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