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The yellowish-brown spadix can reach almost 6 feet tall.
The upward-facing maroon spadix resembles a bony finger.
Finally at peak bloom, the purple, velvety petal sheath opens up like an inverted umbrella to reveal the beige spadix at the center.
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Origin and Etymology of spadix
First Known Use: circa 1752See Words from the same year
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