dragon-root, green dragon
[Arum dracontium L., more...]
Etymology: Arisaema: Greek aris, a kind of arum, and haema for "blood"
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb
Leaves: usually 1 long-stalked leaf divided into 7-13 leaflets
Flowers: green; inflorescence a long, tapering, narrowly-pointed spadix with tiny flowers covering only the lower section; the long, green, thin, whip-like spathe is longer than the spadix; blooms May-June
Fruits: round cluster of red berries
Habitat: moist; woods
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8, Wetland Indicator = FACW USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"