Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Do you have Arisaema or Pinellia?
Read more about Pinellia from the International Aroid Society.
Gardeners warn that Pinellia ternata is very invasive.
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH
Flora of China
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Wang Ling, Li Heng & Li Rong, for Flora of China foci_23_039
Qwert1234, via Wikimedia Commons wik_pinellia_ternata_4
Spadix fused to the spathe (vs. spadix free from the spathe in Arisaema), per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Qwert1234, via Wikimedia Commons wik_pinellia_ternata_5
A weedy hard-to-eradicate look-alike to "green dragon" (Arisaema dracontium).
Qwert1234, via Wikimedia Commons wik_pinellia_ternata_6
Leaf blade 3-foliolate, sometimes pedate w 5 leaflets. Bulbils present, per Flora of China.
Habitat: Suburban woodlands, from horticultural use, per Weakley's Flora
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Compound: 3 leaflets, sometimes 5 leaflets arranged pedately
Spathe whitish green, rarely purplish, limb green and usually violet at margin
Inflorescence a spadix
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