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Finger cactus?
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Poster elbert Offline
Posted 07/01/08 03:16 PM
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I found these growing in the mexico rocks area and transplanted them at my house several years ago. The bloom smells bad , a lot like a dead fish and attracts bugs that get stuck in the heart of the bloom where they slowly get digested.
Anyone know what this is?
I googled 'finger cactus' but discovered that covers lots and lots of choices none of which look like this smelly puppy.
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#287019 - 07/01/08 03:31 PM Re: Finger cactus? [Re: elbert]
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#287022 - 07/01/08 03:54 PM Re: Finger cactus? [Re: SimonB]
elbert Offline
As always Simon, Your The Man.
Carrion Flower, Good name for it! carrion is the name for carcass of a dead animal and its sure smell like one.
Thanks
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#287023 - 07/01/08 03:59 PM Re: Finger cactus? [Re: elbert]
SP Daily Offline
Should be good for attracting vultures.

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#287038 - 07/01/08 05:36 PM Re: Finger cactus? [Re: SP Daily]
elbert Offline
The smell isn't detectable from 6 feet away.
Anything that eats mosquitoes is a friend of mine, and this plant attracts and traps them like a magnet.
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#287048 - 07/01/08 07:44 PM Re: Finger cactus? [Re: elbert]
azbob Offline
I bet it does, Elbert. Jessie just told us how to find your house: just look for the vultures circling Carrion Flowers.
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