Irish wildflowers


Photos: Gougane Barra, Co.Cork

Italian Lords-and-ladies
Arum italicum subsp. italicum (garden form)
Cluas chaoin riabhach
Family: Araceae

Flowering: June. Fruiting: August-September. Introduced. Garden escape.

Spathe yellow-green, bends forward when mature. Upper part spadix bright yellow. Scarlet berries. Leaves shiny, bright green, cream-white veins. Some leaves appear in autumn. Rhizomatus, often spreads vegetively from root fragments. Perennial.

Hedgebanks, roadsides, river banks. Often found where garden waste
has been dumped. Occasional garden escape.

Similar: Lords-and-ladies, A. maculatum
     
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