Arisarum vulgare

Monks Hood                                                                                           Λυχναράκι

Araceae - the arum family                                                                               Dicot.


The flowers of this small member of the arum family have a green and white striped, cylindrical spathe which curves over to form a hood which gives the flower it's common name. The stripes may become more russet coloured as the flowers mature. The spathe surrounds a narrow curved green spadix. The flowers are held on simple smooth spotted stems. The bright green leaves, each on an unbranched stalk, are heart shaped and up to 16cm long.

4-6 15-25cm.                                                                                           JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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