Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about Italian Arum in this National Park Service Invasive Plant Alert.
Leaf surfaces are variegated with pale splotches. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Flora of North America
Italian Arum, Italian Lords and Ladies
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Non-native: Europe & northern Africa
Habitat: Suburban woodlands, naturalizing 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:
Evergreen in warm winter climates
Leaves have long petioles.
The spathe is white; the spadix whitish or cream
Inflorescence a spadix
Light green maturing to orange-red
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