Wild Florida Photo - Arisaema dracontium

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Arisaema dracontium

GREEN DRAGON

Florida native

 

This distinctive plant extends throughout most of the eastern United States except the extreme north and the southern tip of Florida. The single leaf is divided into seven or more leaflets forming a semicircle. The fleshy stalk, known as a spadix, extends beyond the sheathing spathe and bears small sessile flowers. GREEN DRAGON produces clusters of small berries that are red when mature.

 
Arisaema dracontium is a member of the Araceae - Arum family.

Other species of the Arisaema genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Arisaema triphyllum - JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT