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
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 (1968) 032-04-001:
Peltandra virginica   FAMILY Araceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe


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

        

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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm070328_002

March    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm070328_019

March    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm080517_096

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm080517_116

May    Aiken County    SC

Savannah River Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Slender club-shaped spadix enclosed in a narrow pointed green spathe, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm0406d_04

June    Chester County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

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JK Marlow    jkm060619_003

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm080611_049

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

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JK Marlow    jkm080611_052

June    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

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


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Arrowhead, Arum, Elephant's Ear and Pickerelweed

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JK Marlow    jkm0407r_26

July    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

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JK Marlow    jkm060808_020

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0210d_01

October    Greenville County    SC

Furman University