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Arrow Arum

Peltandra virginica



Aquatic plant, long stalked fleshy shield-shaped leaves, grows in a colony, slow growth, 2-3 ft tall, perennial, bight green.


Along shallow waterways, appears in large colonies. Wetlands, swamps.


Shield-shaped lobed leaves on top bright green clustered stalks. 

Flowers & Berries:

Yellow spatix with greenish white covering emerges from the cluster of leaves, with black berries to follow.


Growing Requirements of this and other Elms Nursery Plants


 Seed pod

Photos Hester Burch


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