green dragon, dragonroot
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: green
Fruit Color: red
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage
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.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Native Habitats: Moist hammocks,
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Ethnobotany: Poisonous to humans. Some Indian tribes used it as a medicinal plant.