Orontium aquaticum

Golden-club, Neverwet

Araceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Green,NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Curiosity in wetland gardens.
Considerations:Like many members of the Arum family, all parts of this plant are toxic.
Propagation:Division.
Availability:Friends
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic ----- to ----- Stays Wet)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Stays Wet
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:Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck)
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
 

Pollinated by bees, flies, and beetles (Florida Wildflower Foundation)

Native Habitats:Shallow water of pools, streams, and swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:People do eat the roots, but only after boiling in at least three waters to break down the calcium oxalate crystals.