Cobra Lily (Arisaema serratum) in the Arisaemas Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Arisaema serratum Accepted
Arisaema japonicum var. serratum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 30 to 48 inches (76-122cm)
Leaves: Other: Two leaves with 7-20 leaflets
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Remove seed(s) from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Flies


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