Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dracaena fragrans

After peacefully coexisting in my home for the last 15 years this corn plant suddenly sprouted a bloom recently, it's first. After noticing a strong, sweet perfume-like aroma in the house one evening I realized it was coming from the bloom. Google informed me that the Latin name of the plant is Draceana fragrans. The fragrans part is easy to figure out. For about a week, every evening just about sundown the plant released a heady scent of perfume that filled the house. The bloom is gone now. I hope it doesn't take another 15 years to enjoy the next one.

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