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
 
rarity
rarityZscarce
(ssp. neglectum)

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.


scarce ssp. neglectum [which sometimes has leaves with dark spots and with leaf-veins which are paler than the leaf with slightly converging basal leaf-lobes]

There exists also the hybrid between Lords-and-Ladies and Italian Lord's-and-Ladies which also has leaves which appear in early winter which are often spotted.

Your Author knows not which sub-species the above photos represent - they could be more than one sub-species or hybrid in the above photos.

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.

Italien Lord's-and-Ladies consists of 2 sub-species, the common ssp. italicum [which appears in early Winter and has a pale mid-rib] and the

rarity
rarityZscarce


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Distribution
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 BSBI maps
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Arum
(Lords-and-Ladies)

ITALIAN LORDS-AND-LADIES

RARE LORDS-AND-LADIES

Arum italicum

Arum Family [Araceae]  

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