Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Arisaema dracontium (L.) Schott image
Photographer: Janice Stiefel           

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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Kitty Kohout

Mark Mittelstadt

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Janice Stiefel
Family Araceae
Arisaema dracontium (L.) Schott
dragon-root, green dragon
Arisaema: Greek aris, a kind of arum, and haema for "blood"
dracontium: Latin for "of the dragons" probably for the deeply divided leaves resembling a dragon's claw
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb
Flower: green; inflorescence a long, tapering, narrowly-pointed spadix with tiny flowers covering only the lower section; the long, green, thin, whip-like spathe is longer than the spadix; blooms May-June
Fruit:round cluster of red berries
Leaf:usually 1 long-stalked leaf divided into 7-13 leaflets
Habitat: moist; woods
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Arum dracontium L.
Muricauda dracontium (L.) Small

         
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