Common Name: Voodoo Lily or Devil's Tongue
Scientific Name: Amorphophallus konjac
Origin: China and Japan
Bloom time: Early May
It's impossible to miss early summer blooms of the Voodoo Lily, also known as Devil's Tongue, Dragon Arum or Snake Palm. This unusual pant is essentially one giant, divided leaf on top of a green and purple stalk. Mature plants produce a 5-foot-tall purple flower around a tuberous aroid that, when in bloom, smells as bad as its various common names might suggest. The odor attracts pollinators but can be mitigated with a gentle rinse.