Plant ID forum: Black Elephant Ear?

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 25, 2014 6:38 PM CST
Is this what is called a Black Elephant Ear? It is very small right now, last year it was about the size of a small caladium. Found it growing by the branch in very boggy conditions.
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Apr 25, 2014 7:46 PM CST
My first guess would be Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris. Smiling
Imperial Taro (Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris')
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 25, 2014 8:50 PM CST
Danita,
It will be interesting to watch the growth of the plant this year. Four feet, that is a long way to go from where it is now. Thanks.

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