OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 19 taxa in the family Araceae, Arum family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: European Sweetflag, European Calamus

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acorus calamus   FAMILY: Acoraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acorus calamus   FAMILY: Acoraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acorus calamus 032-01-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in marshes, wet meadows, other wet areas

Uncommon

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Sweetflag, American Calamus

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acorus americanus   FAMILY: Acoraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acorus americanus   FAMILY: Acoraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acorus calamus 032-01-001?   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in marshes, wet meadows, other wet areas, limey seeps

Rare (distribution poorly known; additional distribution records expected)

Native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Orontium aquaticum 032-02-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it generally in peaty & stagnant water, such as beaver ponds, blackwater streams, swamps, pools in low pocosins, streambeds in Piedmont, bogs & swamps in the mountains

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Skunk Cabbage

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Symplocarpus foetidus   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Symplocarpus foetidus   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Symplocarpus foetidus 032-03-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in seepage-fed bogs & nonalluvial swamps

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Peltandra virginica   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Peltandra virginica   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Peltandra virginica 032-04-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in marshes, bogs, beaver ponds, pocosins, other stagnant, aquatic situations

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Arrow-arum, White Arum, Spoonflower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Peltandra sagittifolia   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Peltandra sagittifolia   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Peltandra sagittaefolia 032-04-002   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in pocosins of outer Coastal Plain, sphagnous swamps

Rare in GA-NC-SC, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Dragon

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema dracontium   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arisaema dracontium   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema dracontium 032-05-001   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in bottomlands and floodplains, rarely in uplands over mafic rocks

Uncommon (rare in Mountains & GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Jack in the Pulpit, Indian Turnip

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema triphyllum   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arisaema triphyllum ssp. triphyllum   FAMILY: Araceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema triphyllum 032-05-002   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests, bottomlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small Jack in the Pulpit

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema pusillum   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arisaema triphyllum ssp. pusillum   FAMILY: Araceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema triphyllum 032-05-002?   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in swamps and moist forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Jack in the Pulpit, Preacher John, Prester-John

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema quinatum   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum   FAMILY: Araceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema triphyllum 032-05-002?   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests, bottomlands

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bog Jack in the Pulpit, Northern Jack in the Pulpit

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema stewardsonii   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arisaema triphyllum ssp. stewardsonii   FAMILY: Araceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema triphyllum 032-05-002?   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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Common Name: Florida Jack in the Pulpit

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arisaema acuminatum   FAMILY: Araceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Arisaema triphyllum ssp. triphyllum   FAMILY: Araceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arisaema triphyllum 032-05-002?   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Water Lettuce

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pistia stratiotes   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pistia stratiotes   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in stagnant or slow-moving waters of rivers, sometimes cultivated in ponds

Rare, introduced from further south

Original distribution unclear

 


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camera icon Common Name: Italian Arum, Italian Lords and Ladies

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arum italicum ssp. italicum   FAMILY: Araceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Arum italicum   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands, where it is weakly naturalizing from horticultural use

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe & northern Africa

 


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Common Name: Arrowleaf Elephant Ear, Malanga

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Xanthosoma sagittifolium   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xanthosoma sagittifolium   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in ditches. It can be seen in ditches adjacent to ornamental plantings

Rare

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elephant's Ear, Taro, Dasheen

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Colocasia esculenta   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Colocasia esculenta   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in ditches, shores, bottomland hardwood forests

Uncommon

Non-native: Tropics

 


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camera icon Common Name: Chinese Green Dragon, Fan-leaf Chinese Green Dragon, Pinellia

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Pinellia pedatisecta   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon Common Name: Green Dragon, Pinellia, Voodoo Lily

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Pinellia tripartita   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: Japan & Hong Kong

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pinellia, Crow-dipper

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pinellia ternata   FAMILY: Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinellia ternata   FAMILY: Araceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Waif(s)

Non-native: Japan

 


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