ITALIAN LORDS-AND-LADIES

RARE LORDS-AND-LADIES

Arum italicum

Arum Family [Araceae]  

Flowers:
month8May month8jun month8june

Berries: berryZpossible        berryZgreen berryZyellow berryZorange berryZred  (poisonous)
berry8jul berry8july berry8aug berry8sep berry8sept berry8oct

status
statusZnative
flower
flower8green
inner
inner8cream
morph
morph8asymmetric
petals
petalsZ1
stem
stem8round
toxicity
toxicityZmedium

29th April 2005, Glasson Dock Branch, Lancaster Canal. Photo: © RWD


29th April 2005, Glasson Dock Branch, Lancaster Canal. Photo: © RWD


31st July 2007, Arnside, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD


29th April 2005, Glasson Dock Branch, Lancaster Canal. Photo: © RWD


23rd May 2008, Shell Island, North Wales. Photo: © RWD
The creamy-marble-veined leaves of some garden specimens.


23rd May 2008, Shell Island, North Wales. Photo: © RWD
The creamy-marble-veined leaves of some garden specimens.


Easily confused with : Lords-and-Ladies but Lords-and-Ladies has a purple-brown spadix [the central spike] and a spathe [the cowl-like hood surrounding the spadix] which has purple edges whereas Italian Lords-and-Ladies has a yellow spadix and a yellowish spathe with no purplish edges.

In anywhere but the deep south of England where it can be found native, Italian (or Rare) Lords-and-Ladies is only to be found in or near gardens as an escapee.

There are three more sub-species of Italian Lords-and-Ladies. this is just one of them, I know not which.


  Arum italicum  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Araceae  

Distribution
family8arum family8araceae

 BSBI maps
genus8arum
Arum
(Lords-and-Ladies)

ITALIAN LORDS-AND-LADIES

RARE LORDS-AND-LADIES

Arum italicum

Arum Family [Araceae]  

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