Arum italicum

Italian arum                                                                                                  Φιδόχορτο

Araceae - arum family                                                                                      Monocot.


Arum italicum grows in moist grassland often in the shade of an olive tree. The dark green shiny leaves which are easily recognised by their shape appear in the autumn but die back as the flower spikes emerge in the spring. The spike with surrounding spathe are pale yellow and have a ghostly appearance in the early morning light. The flower spike develops into a spike of brilliant red berries, like the cuckoo pint, which are poisonous.

4-6cm, 10-15cm, , W                                      JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
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