|North American Dragon Root|
|Sun Requirements:||Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 9b
|Plant Height:||12 to 36 inches (30-90cm)|
|Plant Spread:||12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)|
Other: Usually single compound leaf.
Edible to birds
Other: Berries orange to red when ripe.
Other: Spathe light green sometimes purple marked, spadix green to green and orange or yellow.
|Toxicity:||Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs. Roots may be dried before consumption (see comments).
|Propagation: Seeds:||Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Other info: Remove seed(s) from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Offsets
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Endangered: MA, NH, NY, VT, QC.
|Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 25, 2011 7:22 PM
Single leaf; highly dissected w/ deep narrow lobes is attached to smooth green stalk. Leaf divided into odd number of segments (5-15) each one lance shaped up to 10" long and 4" wide. Segments are smooth, without teeth. Flowers branches off from leaf stalk near base and are wrapped in a tubular green sheath (spathe). Inside the sheath, flowers are crowded along a column (spadix),. emerging therefrom a tail-like green cylindrical column to 7" long.(the tail).
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|Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 14, 2012 10:39 AM
Green Dragon is similar to Jack-in-the-Pulpit in its general form and structure, but it is a much more dramatic looking plant. A stout single leaf divided into 7 to 15 leaflets which spread a foot or more in width and may grow up to 3 1/2 feet tall. From its base, a green and brown mottled flower stalk rises in late spring with the same spathe and spadix structure as in Jack-in-the-Pulpit. The spadix is long and twists snake-like up through the leaflets of the plant. The effect is exotic, but this plant is fully hardy and will do well in light shade and rich, moist soil. Plants die back down to the ground right after flowering unless they make berries but emerge again in mid-spring.
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|aspenhill||On April 16, 2018||Obtained plant
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