. . . the most fiendish plant I know of, the sort of thing Beelzebub might pluck to make a bouquet for his mother-in-law . . . it looks as if it had been made out of a sow's ear for the spathe, and the tail of a rat that died of Elephantiasis for the spadix. The whole thing is mingling of unwholesome greens, livid purples, and pallid pinks, the livery of putrescence in fact, and it possesses and odour to match the colouring.
Source: My Garden in Spring, 1914 Speaking about the Dracunculus vulgaris, syn. Arum Dracunculus (Dragon Arum)
Contributed by: Zaady