Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4180

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe & northern Africa

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in suburban woodlands, where it is weakly naturalizing from horticultural use, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen in warm winter climates
Simple
Basal
Leaves have long petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring
The spathe is white; the spadix whitish or cream
Radially symmetrical
Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Light green maturing to orange-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):
Arum italicum ssp. italicum   FAMILY Araceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arum italicum   FAMILY Araceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Arum italicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Italian Arum, Italian Lords and Ladies


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image of Arum italicum ssp. italicum, Italian Arum, Italian Lords and Ladies

JK Marlow    jkm140201_601

February    York County    SC

Creekside/Riverside