Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Do you have Green Dragon or a prolific imposter?
Learn more about Green Dragon from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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JK Marlow jkm150519_081
May Calhoun County SC
Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve
Leaf with (5)7-15 leaflets, arranged pedately on a semicircular axis, per Weakley's Flora.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_dracontium_7_4
Flowers in a fleshy spike (spadix) protruding from a nearly closed spathe, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_dracontium_7_4b
Flowers at the base of a spadix with a long, sterile tip ("dragon's tail"), per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
JK Marlow jkm190618_9284
June Greenville County SC
Wow! Jack in the Pulpit on the left; Green Dragon on the right.
Betsy George bmg_070513_1766
July Greenville County SC
The leafstalk terminates in the center of a single, compound, curving blade, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.