Arisaema dracontium (L.) Schott
Family: Araceae
dragon-root, green dragon
Arisaema dracontium image
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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