The Main Plant entry for Arisaemas (Arisaema)

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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: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2013-06-03
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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2015-06-20
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 5-13-11
By jmorth
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 5-28-11with Violets and Vinca
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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 11:07 PM

"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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