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Arum italicum

Arum d’Italie
Large Cuckoo Pint

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

spike 15-30 cm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Sagittate

Height

40 cm

Description

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.

Flowers

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

Leaves

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

Fruits Seeds

Spike with berries, 10-15 cm long.

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