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Green Dragon, Dragonroot
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|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.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Sand|
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Pollinated by flies.
|Native Habitats:||Moist hammocks,|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Poisonous to humans. Some Indian tribes used it as a medicinal plant.|