arum lily

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arum lily

the plant Arum maculatum. It is a remarkable example of COEVOLUTION in that the shoot is modified to form a large, foul-smelling BRACT which is attractive to small flies. The bract (or spathe) is swollen at its base, which encloses the male and female flowers. Once attracted by the spathe, flies carrying pollen enter the swollen bract chamber searching for nectar, and so pollinate the female flower. CROSS-POLLINATION is ensured by differential maturation times for male and female flowers; when the flies leave they carry pollen from the male flowers which have ripened while the flies were in the chamber. The fact that the arum lily has many VERNACULAR NAMES, such as lords-and-ladies, jack-in-the-pulpit, cuckoo-pint, demonstrates the importance of BINOMIAL NOMENCLATURE.
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For the bridesmaids, a framework designed in the shape of a handbag of arum lilies.
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Pieces of fruit and vegetables are composed to make the image feel perfectly balanced, and one piece, of arum lilies in a tabac jar, is simple and very relaxing to look at.
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But the lily has always been with me right from my parents' wedding pictures when my mother and all her bridesmaids have arum lilies behind their ears to form their headdresses and they carried lily bouquets.
Plant out arum lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) that have been flowering in the greenhouse, or stand the pots outdoors, for their summer rest.
Garden centres have a huge choice these days, but make sure you've got a couple of the wonderfully delicate water violets and statuesque arum lilies and irises.
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Its only flowers were four vases of white arum lilies, drooping their heads as if in sorrow, and one heartbreaking single red rose, lying on the solid oak coffin.
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But experiments have revealed that thermogenicity is valuable indeed -- at least in the voodoo lily and its closest relatives, known collectively as arum lilies. Its importance relates to the plants penchant for pollination by carrion-loving insects.
? Plant out arum lilies (zantedeschia aethiopica) which have been flowering in the greenhouse, or stand the pots outdoors for their summer rest.