New York , NY
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Some plants of the milkweed family produce carrion flowers, or flowers that emit a pungent odor resembling decaying flesh, to attract flies and carrion beetles. Flies and carrion beetles are the primary pollinators for the plants. The South African Variable Toad Plant, Stapelia variegata, produces a beautiful but malodorous flower. Photographed in 2009.
June 13th, 2013
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