Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1041

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it in pocosins of outer Coastal Plain, sphagnous swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Unisexual
Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Summer
Red
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

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 (1968) 032-04-002:
Peltandra sagittaefolia   FAMILY Araceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Arrow-arum, White Arum, Spoonflower


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image of Peltandra sagittifolia

JK Marlow    jkm060423_022

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Grows in sphagnum openings in pocossins, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.

image of Peltandra sagittifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmpeltandra_sag

May    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Peltandra sagittifolia

John B. Nelson    jbn_159981373_8d3f87bf89

June    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Peltandra sagittifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_sagittifolia_2

July        

Inflorescence a spadix subtended by a flared, open, white spathe, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Peltandra sagittifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_sagittifolia_5

July        

Perennial with arrow-shaped leaves, vegetatively similar to P. virginica, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


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