Arisaema dracontium

green dragon, dragonroot

Araceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      green
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Mostly a curiosity in the shade garden.
Considerations: All parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate and are poisonous.
Propagation: Seed, division of tubers.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Native Habitats: Moist hammocks,

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Ethnobotany: Poisonous to humans. Some Indian tribes used it as a medicinal plant.