Arisaema dracontium (L.) Schott - Green Dragon


 

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Arisaema dracontium - (image 1 of 6)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Araceae

Habitat

Mesic and wet woods. Floodplains and springy ground.

Associates

 

Distribution

Quebec west to MN, south to FL and TX. More common in the western part of its range.

Morphology

Perennial to 1 m, with a single, palmately divided leaf; leaflets mostly 7-13. Flower a green spathe with the spadix protruding. Fruit red-orange.

Notes

Flowers May to June

Wetland Indicator: Facultative Wetland

Plants typically dioecious, but sometimes monoecious and can change from year to year.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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