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Arum maculatum

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Alismatales
Family:
Araceae (Arum)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Green, 1 petal
 
Pale green sheath enclosing a small purple or yellow spike called the spadix.
Fruit:
In autumn, tightly packed clusters of orange-red berries appear, growing on erect stalks. The berries are green before they turn red.
Leaves:
Large, shiny, arrow-shaped leaves. Dark green and occasionally with purplish-black spots.
Maximum Size:
20 centimetres tall
Aroma:
Flies are attracted to the foul-smelling flowers.
Other Names:
Adam and Eve, Adder's Root, Arum, Arum Lily, Bloody Man's Finger, Bobbins, Bod Gabhair, Cheese and Toast, Cow's and Bull's, Cuckoo-pint, Devil's and Angel's, Friar's Cowl, Jack-in-the-pulpit, King's and Queen's, Naked Boys, Naked Girls, Parson and Clerk, Passion Flower, Portland Sago, Quaker, Ramp, Ram's Horn, Red-hot Poker, Snakeshead, Soldier-in-a-sentry-box, Soldier's Diddies, Sonsie-give-us-your-hand, Starch-root, Starchwort, Tender Ear, Wake Robin, Wild Arum.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Habitats:
Ditches, hedgerows, woodland.
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