A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Common Dragon Arum

Not everything smells of roses in the Pedi valley at the moment.  If you enjoy the smell of rotting flesh then you are probably an insect of sorts and will be doing the common dragon arum a favour by pollinating it.

Dracunculus vulgaris is best viewed from a distance. However my book tells me that it is often planted in gardens as an ornamental plant despite its smell although I can't confirm that on Symi so far!

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