Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Tropics
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in ditches, shores, bottomland hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

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

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

LEAVES:

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Green/ Yellow/ Pale orange
Unisexual
3-6 stamens in staminate flowers
Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Colocasia esculenta   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Colocasia esculenta   FAMILY Araceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Colocasia antiquorum

 

COMMON NAME:
Elephant's Ear, Taro, Dasheen