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.


40-60mm 15-25cm.                                                                                              JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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