spoonflower, white arrow arum
Life Span: annual
Flower Color: white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Use in a water garden.
Considerations: All part of the plant are toxic.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic
Native Habitats: Wet sites. Basin marsh, baygall, hydric hammock, floodplain forest, seepage stream (banks).
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Ethnobotany: Toxic if eaten due to a high concentration of oxalic acid.
Other Comments: Don't confuse this native with its invasive relatives: taro (Colocasia esculenta) and malanga (Xanthosoma sagittifolium), which have been widely planted as crops in Florida.