The Common Dracunculus is a darkly attractive arum from in and around Greece.
Dracunculus means “little dragon”, referring to the fact that it looks like the pointy tongue of a dragon. Although it’s not all that small since they can reach over 2 feet long!
I suppose the big spike is supposed to be some weird fire or something but looking at it now, I can’t help but think of some heroic bastard killing dragons and impaling their tongues on spikes dotted around the countryside.
I’m on the dragons’ side.