Species from Mexico with curiously streaked/speckled flowers, dark purple markings on white or yellow background. They open upward for easy inspection, about 2 inches across. In the wild the plant grows in exposed areas with gravelly soils. Probably pollinated by flies, which would explain its unpleasant odor (only noticeable up close). Prefers to be dry in winter.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from NARGS '18/'19 exchange. Baggy 70F (90%G, 13-15d)
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February 16, 2019