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Green Arrow Arum

General Infomation

A stout native perennial monocot found in most of the eastern U.S.

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Species Data

Habitat

Shoreline or marginal habitats including bogs and swamps. Can tolerate slightly saline water. May form large, dense populations.

Leaves

Similar to Saggitaria; arrowhead shaped with three palmate, primary veins. Borne on long petioles and clustered in short stems.

Flowers

Occurring in spring to late summer, even extending to winter. A long, thick, and succulent spathe that resembles a young leaf ready to unfurl.

Similar Species

May be distinguished from arrowhead or pickerelweed by the spathed flowers, berry fruit, and three palmate, primary veins.

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