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Peltandra virginica

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
pelt-AN-dra vir-JIN-ih-kuh
Description

'Green Arrow-arum' is a native perennial found in freshwater bogs, ponds and marshy areas. The large leaves are variable in shape and size, but they are often generally arrowhead-shaped. They grow from a large submerged rhizome and are tolerant of low oxygen water conditions. The flowers appear in spring in a spadix. They are deciduous in the northern range and evergreen in the far south.

 

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Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#spadix#swamps#ponds#bogs#marshes#food source summer#Coastal OBL#Piedmont Mountains OBL#food source soft mast fruit#audubon
 
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Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#spadix#swamps#ponds#bogs#marshes#food source summer#Coastal OBL#Piedmont Mountains OBL#food source soft mast fruit#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Peltandra
    Species:
    virginica
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Canada and U.S.A.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Soft green to brown oval cluster of berries with a few seeds. Displays from June to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spadix
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    The flower varies from whitish to greenish to yellow. The plant has both male and female flowers. The tiny flowers are arranged along a cylindrical spadix that is surrounded by a narrow spathe; this inflorescence is 4-8" long. Blooms from May to June.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are quite variable in shape and size, but they are often generally arrowhead-shaped. The basal leaves are 8-24" long and 4-10" across
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    green to green-purple to purple stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Attracts:
    Songbirds