Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott & Endl.

Green Arrow Arum

Family: Araceae

Genus: Peltandra

Category: Perennial

Size: 1 to 3' tall

Exposure: Part Shade


Aquatic plant. Fleshy leaves on long stalks, arrow-head-shaped, bright green. Inflorescence yellow with a green-white spathe in spring, followed by green-black berries.


Native to eastern Canada and eastern and central US.

Published in Melet. Bot. 19 in 1832.

Basionym Arum virginicum L.

Depicted in Catesby Arum Sagitariae folio angusto, acumine & auriculis acutissimis Catesby's Natural History] Volume I plate 83.


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