Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 3, Number 1 (1980); Pages 32-35
Biarums for pleasure
By Simon J. Mayo     (Buy)


Among the general run of "bulbs" the genus Biarum undoubtedly falls into the "curiosity" category. With their low-slung inflorescences, glossy black-purple spathes and, let's face it, pretty powerful stench, the unwary lover of the more courtly Narcissus or Crocus is liable to recoil from the earthier appeal of Biarum with what must be reluctantly accepted as distaste, or in extreme cases, disgust.


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