Blooming Bat Flowers!!

October 22, 2018

You're not seeing double! Tacca integrifolia, or white bat flower, is putting on a magnificent show in the Palm House. Native to the rain forests of Central Asia, this specimen was recently planted in the ground and is clearly happy there. It's common name comes from it's appearance. Due to the musky/sweet smell of the flowers, it is believed to be polinated by flies.