It seems there is a mouse in my plant!
Ever since I saw a picture of Arisarum proboscideum a couple of years ago, I have wanted some of my own. This little plant is commonly referred to as "Mouse Tail Plant" since the blooms look like the hind quarters of a little mouse. Christie is very fond of mice, and as you can imagine, she really likes this plant.
Arisarum is a genus in the aroid family and many of the species are hardy in my zone, including this particular plant. I purchased two of these little plants and one of them came with a mouse (bloom) on the plant. I have planted them in our new flowerbed that we just installed around the greenhouse. Hopefully the pups won't step on them too much while they are small and fragile. Eventually the might spread out a bit and form a colony of mice.
|Arisarum proboscideum bloom|