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Finger cactus?
by elbert on 07/01/08 09:16 AM

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.
Last edited by elbert; 07/01/08 09:17 AM.

#287019 - 07/01/08 09:31 AM Re: Finger cactus? [Re: elbert]  
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#287022 - 07/01/08 09:54 AM Re: Finger cactus? [Re: SimonB]  
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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.

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#287023 - 07/01/08 09:59 AM Re: Finger cactus? [Re: elbert]  
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Should be good for attracting vultures.

#287038 - 07/01/08 11:36 AM Re: Finger cactus? [Re: SP Daily]  
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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 01:44 PM Re: Finger cactus? [Re: elbert]  
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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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