“This crafty and malignant antediluvian vegetable” so said the Victorian scientists of 1899 when they believed that Arum had evolved its red berries to poison the birds that ate of them to become “huge manure heaps for the growth of the young plant”.
A crafty and malignant plant indeed.
Containing over 100 stunning photographs showcasing this unique British plant, the Secret Life of Lords and Ladies explores the history, the mythology and the fascination which this plant has held for us since ancient times. It is the first book written about the British Arum since Prime wrote his New Naturalist edition in the '60's and is available now in hardback, paperback and on the iPad.
Wild Arum on the iPad Read on the go. All the same text as the printed versions and with the photographic galleries in full digital glory. Follow the link to download onto your iPad.
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