Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 23 taxa in the family Araceae, Arum family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Orontium aquaticum 032-02-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it generally in peaty & stagnant water, such as beaver ponds, blackwater streams, swamps, pools in low pocosins, streambeds in Piedmont, bogs & swamps in the mountains

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Skunk Cabbage
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Symplocarpus foetidus   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symplocarpus foetidus   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Symplocarpus foetidus 032-03-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in seepage-fed bogs & nonalluvial swamps

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Peltandra virginica   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Peltandra virginica   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Peltandra virginica 032-04-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in marshes, bogs, beaver ponds, pocosins, other stagnant, aquatic situations

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Arrow-arum, White Arum, Spoonflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Peltandra sagittifolia   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Peltandra sagittifolia   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Peltandra sagittaefolia 032-04-002   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in pocosins of outer Coastal Plain, sphagnous swamps

Rare in GA-NC-SC, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Dragon
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema dracontium   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arisaema dracontium   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema dracontium 032-05-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in bottomlands and floodplains, rarely in uplands over mafic rocks

Uncommon (rare in Mountains & GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Jack in the Pulpit, Indian Turnip
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema triphyllum   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arisaema triphyllum ssp. triphyllum   FAMILY: Araceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema triphyllum 032-05-002   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests, bottomlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small Jack in the Pulpit
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema pusillum   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arisaema triphyllum ssp. pusillum   FAMILY: Araceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema triphyllum 032-05-002?   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in swamps and moist forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Jack in the Pulpit, Preacher John, Prester-John
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema quinatum   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum   FAMILY: Araceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema triphyllum 032-05-002?   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests, bottomlands

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bog Jack in the Pulpit, Northern Jack in the Pulpit
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema stewardsonii   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arisaema triphyllum ssp. stewardsonii   FAMILY: Araceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema triphyllum 032-05-002?   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Florida Jack in the Pulpit
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema acuminatum   FAMILY: Araceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Arisaema triphyllum ssp. triphyllum   FAMILY: Araceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema triphyllum 032-05-002?   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Water Lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pistia stratiotes   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pistia stratiotes   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in stagnant or slow-moving waters of rivers, sometimes cultivated in ponds

Rare, introduced from further south

Original distribution unclear

 


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camera icon Common Name: Italian Arum, Italian Lords and Ladies
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arum italicum ssp. italicum   FAMILY: Araceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Arum italicum   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands, where it is weakly naturalizing from horticultural use

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe & northern Africa

 


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Common Name: Arrowleaf Elephant Ear, Malanga
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Xanthosoma sagittifolium   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xanthosoma sagittifolium   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in ditches. It can be seen in ditches adjacent to ornamental plantings

Rare

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elephant's Ear, Taro, Dasheen
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Colocasia esculenta   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Colocasia esculenta   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in ditches, shores, bottomland hardwood forests

Uncommon

Non-native: Tropics

 


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camera icon Common Name: Chinese Green Dragon, Fan-leaf Chinese Green Dragon, Pinellia
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Pinellia pedatisecta   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon Common Name: Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Pinellia tripartita   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: Japan & Hong Kong

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pinellia, Crow-dipper
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pinellia ternata   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinellia ternata   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Waif(s)

Non-native: Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Greater Duckweed, Duckmeat, Minnow-fole, Giant Duckweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Spirodela polyrrhiza   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Spirodela polyrrhiza   FAMILY: Lemnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Spirodela polyrrhiza 033-01-002   FAMILY: Lemnaceae

 

Look for it in still to slowly moving waters of ponds, lakes, beaver ponds, and swamps

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small Duckweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lemna spp.   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lemna spp. 033-02-000   FAMILY: Lemnaceae

 

Native & non-native

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Tiny Duckweed, Small Duckweed, Minute Duckweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lemna perpusilla   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lemna perpusilla   FAMILY: Lemnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lemna perpusilla 033-02-002   FAMILY: Lemnaceae

 

Look for it in still to slowly moving waters of ponds, lakes, beaver ponds, & swamps

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Watermeal
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Wolffia spp.   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Wolffia spp.   FAMILY: Lemnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Wolffia spp. 033-03-000   FAMILY: Lemnaceae

 

Native & non-native

 


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Common Name: Colombian Watermeal
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Wolffia columbiana   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Wolffia columbiana   FAMILY: Lemnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Wolffia columbiana 033-03-001   FAMILY: Lemnaceae

 

Look for it in still to slowly moving waters of ponds, lakes, beaver ponds, & swamps

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bog-mat, Mud-midgets, Florida Mudmidget
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Wolffiella gladiata   FAMILY: Araceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Wolffiella gladiata   FAMILY: Lemnaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Wolffiella floridana 033-04-001   FAMILY: Lemnaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, ditches, beaver-ponds, millponds, tidal waters

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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