Arisarum proboscideum

Arisarum proboscideum Arisarum proboscideum, the 'Mouse plant', in the woodland area at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

You have to look carefully under the leaves of this otherwise insignificant aroid to spot the flowers. The long 'tail' on the spathe inspires its common name.

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