Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

IMG_0365Yes a Cuckoo Pint, Arum maculatum.  What do you mean you were expecting that harbinger of spring and prize nest squatter Cuculus canorus?  Sorry.  Earlier today, whilst innocently skipping through the streets of fair Ilfracombe, I was stopped in my tracks by this outlandish inflorescence, which is known as a spadix.  If I was a Victorian lady I would have averted my eyes.  I may have blushed a little.  I tiptoed past sleeping Rottweilers to take this photo. Luckily I didn’t have my tap shoes on …..

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