The Main Plant entry for Arisaemas (Arisaema)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Arisaemas.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed(s) from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets

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Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-09-09
Ripe fruit.
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-07-16
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-05-29
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-08-22
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-08-22
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-05-29
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-05-29
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-08-09
Sold as 'Poseidon' but maybe two cvs here?
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-08-04
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-05-18
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-05-22
Uploaded by purpleinopp
Location: Hocking Hills, OH
Location: z6a MA, my garden
Date: 2013-06-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 5-28-11
with Violets and Vinca
Location: z6a MA, my garden
Date: 2015-06-20
Location: central Illinois
Date: 5-13-11
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 11:07 PM concerning plant:
    "Arisaema is a genus of about 150 species in the flowering plant family Araceae, native to eastern and central Africa, Asia and eastern North America. Asiatic species are often called cobra lilies, while western species are often called jack-in-the-pulpit; both names refer to the distinctive appearance of the flower, which consists of an erect central spadix rising from a spathe.

    The closest relatives of Arisaema appear to be Pinellia and Typhonium (although the latter as defined in 2004 seems to be paraphyletic, having given rise to Arisaema and other genera). One unusual trait shared by all Arisaema species, and not those of other genera, is the sex change. Arisaema plants are typically male when small, and female or hermaphraditic when large, with a single plant capable of changing sex based on nutrition and genetics, and perhaps changing sex several times during its long life (20 years or more)."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

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