Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1042

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in marshes, bogs, beaver ponds, pocosins, other stagnant, aquatic situations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade Aquatic ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish
Unisexual
Calyx absent
Petals absent
Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Greenish/Blackish
Berry

 

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

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) 032-04-001:
Peltandra virginica   FAMILY Araceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe


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image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pevi_001_lvd

        

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pevi_006_lvd

        

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm070328_002

March    Greenville County    SC

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm070328_019

March    Greenville County    SC

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm080517_096

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm080517_116

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

The spadix is enclosed within a green sheathlike envelope (spathe), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0123

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Foliage suggests that of Sagittaria latifolia, but leaves pinnately veined, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm060619_003

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm080611_049

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm210603_0984

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

The tiny flowers grow densely on a yellow cylindrical stalk (spadix), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm210603_0986

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm060808_020

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Peltandra virginica, Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe

JK Marlow    jkm0210d_01

October    Greenville County    SC

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