Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott
Family: Araceae
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[Arum virginicum L.,  more]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Peltandra: from pelte for "small shield" and aner for "stamen," referring to shape of stamen
Plants: erect, perennial aquatic
Leaves: long-stalked, basal, pinnately-veined, arrow-shaped
Flowers: white to orange, tiny, 4 -5 stamens; inflorescence a slender spadix with a 4"-8" elongated, green spathe which only partially covers the spadix
Fruits: cluster of brown berries
Habitat: swamps, shallows
Conservation Status: Introduced - locally established
- emergent aquatic that forms clumps of basal leaves on stout petioles

- lateral leaf veins of 2 different thicknesses

- spadix more than 1/2 to almost as long as spathe

- spathe blade green to green with white or yellow-green along margins

- fruits pea green to mottled green or dark purple-green

- the leaves superficially resemble those of Sagittaria latifolia. However the leaves of Peltandra virginica have pinnate venation (e.g., a central vein with lateral veins), while the leaves of Sagittaria latifolia have palmate venation (though many of these veins appear to be parallel).

Peltandra virginica image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Peltandra virginica image
Paul Skawinski  
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
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Robert H. Read  
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Peltandra virginica image
Peltandra virginica image
Peltandra virginica image
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