Plant Identification Database:
Araceae (Arum)

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

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CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
BUDS
STEM
ECOLOGY
Common Name
Scientific Name
Genus
Family
Order
Class
LV: Arrangement
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Size
LV: Form
LV: Edge
LV: Apex
LV: Base
LV: Surface
LV: Venation
LV: Color
FL: Parts
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Position
FL: Size
FL: Season
FL: Petals
FL: Sepals
FL: Stamen
FL: Pistil
FL: Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Size
FR: Seed
FR: Color
FR: Season
BU: Scales
BU: Arrangement
BU: Color
BU: Shape
BU: Leaf Scars
ST: Type
ST: Size
ST: Growth
ST: Surface
ST: Color
ST: Pith
ST: Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Araceae (Arum) Alismatales Monocotyledonae Basal Sheath Entire White; Yellow; Green; Brown Spathe; Spike Berry
Wetland
Sweet flag Acorus americanus Acorus Araceae (Arum) Alismatales Monocotyledonae Basal Sheath Acicular Entire Yellow Spathe fruit cooked; root cooked Wetland
Jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema triphyllum; Arisaema atrorubens Arisaema Araceae (Arum) Alismatales Monocotyledonae Basal Sheath Orbicular Palmate (3Pal) Entire Acute Acute Green/Brown Berry Red >1' Wetland
Wild calla; Water-arum Calla palustris Calla Araceae (Arum) Alismatales Monocotyledonae Basal Sheath Cordate Whole Entire Acute Auriculate Irregular White Spathe Spring; Summer Berry Red Herbaceous Erect Wetland
Elephant's ears Colocasia esculenta; Colocasia antiquorum Colocasia Araceae (Arum) Alismatales Monocotyledonae Basal Sheath Deltoid >12" Whole Entire Obtuse Auriculate Yellow >1' root cooked Wetland LA
Duckweed Lemna minor Lemna Araceae (Arum) Wetland
Golden club Orontium aquaticum Orontium Araceae (Arum) Alismatales Monocotyledonae Basal Sheath Elliptical Whole Entire Acute Acute Yellow Herbaceous >1' root cooked Wetland
Arrow-arum; Tuckahoe Peltandra virginica Peltandra Araceae (Arum) Alismatales Monocotyledonae Basal Sheath Entire Auriculate Green/Brown Berry Green Wetland
Skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus Symplocarpus Araceae (Arum) Alismatales Monocotyledonae Basal Sheath Obovate >12" Whole Entire Obtuse Rounded Green/Brown Spathe Winter; Spring Herbaceous Wetland; Salt marsh Sheffield, Barnum St.; Danbury, Mom&Dad woods