Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Reversibly dioecious, or monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains & GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in bottomlands and floodplains, rarely in uplands over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Compound: 7-15 leaflets
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Summer
Red
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

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 (1968) 032-05-001:
Arisaema dracontium   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Muricauda dracontium

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Dragon


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picture of Arisaema dracontium, image of Arisaema dracontium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ardr3_001_lvd

        

picture of Arisaema dracontium, image of Arisaema dracontium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_ardr3_005_lvd

        

picture of Arisaema dracontium, image of Arisaema dracontium

JK Marlow    jkm070414_018

April    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

picture of Arisaema dracontium, image of Arisaema dracontium

JK Marlow    jkm170401_430

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Arisaema dracontium, image of Arisaema dracontium

JK Marlow    jkm170401_431

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

picture of Arisaema dracontium, image of Arisaema dracontium

JK Marlow    jkm150519_081

May    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Leaf with (5)7-15 leaflets, arranged pedately on a semicircular axis, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Arisaema dracontium, image of Arisaema dracontium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_dracontium_7_4

May        

Flowers in a fleshy spike (spadix) protruding from a nearly closed spathe, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Arisaema dracontium, image of Arisaema dracontium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_dracontium_7_4b

May        

Flowers at the base of a spadix with a long, sterile tip ("dragon's tail"), per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Arisaema dracontium, image of Arisaema dracontium

Betsy George    bmg_070513_1766

July    Greenville County    SC

The leafstalk terminates in the center of a single, compound, curving blade, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.