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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Fruit: Other: Berries orange-red when ripe.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Lavender
White
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Tuber
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Plant contains calcium oxylate crystals.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Flies
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Goes Dormant

2 buds

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Weed identification by LucyE Apr 14, 2020 11:01 AM 2
Unidentified plant by GeorgieGarden Apr 10, 2020 10:29 AM 1
The COVID_19 Picture Diversion thread by mcvansoest Jun 9, 2021 6:00 PM 2,172
Bulb with purple spotted leaves by Baja_Costero Nov 3, 2019 3:48 PM 6
Arum Maculatum Plant by stezer2017 Sep 12, 2017 1:31 PM 3
What is this weed? by Richard24 Feb 28, 2017 6:42 PM 7
Unknown plant by Gardenglow Jul 26, 2016 12:06 PM 8
Spring is coming by Heart2Heart Jun 5, 2014 7:55 PM 163

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