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Green arum, Green arrow arum
Peltandra virginica
Araceae


General Landscape Uses:

Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Medium herb.
Dimensions:
Typically 1-2 feet in height. About as broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and central United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.
Habitats:
Swamps and marshes.
Soils:
Wet, poorly-drained organic soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade or moderate shade.
Flower Color:
Green.
Flower Characteristics:
Inconspicuous.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Red berry aggregated into a globular body.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food for birds.


 


Chuck McCartney
Chuck McCartney
Roger L. Hammer