Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants: guide.

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Arum italicum

Arum d’Italie
Large Cuckoo Pint


Additional information

Plant family


Provence Verte

Flower colour


Flower size

spike 15-30 cm

Flowering months



Leaf type



40 cm


A moist and shade-loving plant. The leaves appear in autumn. The following spring the spathe emerges, pale yellowish white, green inside. The berries appear in summer and are poisonous.

A tuberous perennial.


An erect finger-like spadix covered in minute creamy white flowers, partially covered by a light green spathe.


Sagittate arrow-head shaped leaf with downward lobes. Arrowhead with diverging lobes and white to creamy veins.

A subspecies of Arum italicum, Arum italicum ssp. neglectum (final image), has plain green leaves with basal leaves converging, sometimes overlapping, sometimes with blotches.

Fruits Seeds

Spike with berries, 10-15 cm long.

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