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Mesic and wet woods. Floodplains and springy ground.
Quebec west to MN, south to FL and TX. More common in the western part of its range.
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.
Flowers May to June
Wetland Indicator: Facultative Wetland
Plants typically dioecious, but sometimes monoecious and can change from year to year.
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.
© Michael Hough 2004