Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2514

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Japan
Documented growing wild in - - -

Waif(s)

Look for it in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 

LEAVES:
Compound: 3 leaflets, sometimes pedate with 5 leaflets
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer
Green/ Greenish
Unisexual
Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Summer

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pinellia ternata   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pinellia ternata   FAMILY Araceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of China
Pinellia ternata

 

COMMON NAME:
Pinellia, Crow-dipper


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image of Pinellia ternata

Wang Ling, Li Heng & Li Rong, for Flora of China    foci_23_039

        

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image of Pinellia ternata

Qwert1234, via Wikimedia Commons    wik_pinellia_ternata_4

        

Spadix fused to the spathe (vs. spadix free from the spathe in Arisaema), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Pinellia ternata

Qwert1234, via Wikimedia Commons    wik_pinellia_ternata_5

        

A weedy hard-to-eradicate look-alike to "green dragon" (Arisaema dracontium).

image of Pinellia ternata

Qwert1234, via Wikimedia Commons    wik_pinellia_ternata_6

        

Leaf blade 3-foliolate, sometimes pedate w 5 leaflets. Bulbils present, per Flora of China.