5:00 pm – arrived for typical dog walk
Finally found a male Carrion Flower – knew there had to be some around somewhere since female found Fall 2019 had mature fruit.
- Flowers pretty well developed and no sign of white petals – good chance it’s a male
- Looked to be same species as last year’s female – stems smooth – similar morphology (unbranched stems shot up to 2 meters more or less overnight). Many leaf axils toward tops of stems have two thin but very aggressive tendrils.
- Most tendrils are grabbing other stems of the same plant – very little grabbing of neighboring veg although there is plenty nearby.
- Looks like a clone, probably well established underground – 5 pretty stout new stems and three dead stems in 25 cm circle