- Common Name(s):
- Calla lily
- Poisonous Plants, Water Garden
Not true lilies, but related to Arum family (Jack in the pulpit). Typically grow in clumps. Plant in 1 to 2 gallon container; rich soil; cover with up to 2 inches of water; sun to partial shade; may need to overwinter indoors
- Herbaceous, bulbous perennial; leaves long and strap-like; flowers small, in a spadix surrounded by a large white spathe.
- 2-3 ft.
- Shiny arrow-shaped leaves
- Large (3-10 in.), fragrant, white aroid flowers with central yellow spadix
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Severe burning sensation and swelling of lips, tongue, and throat; stomach pain and diarrhea possible.
- Toxic Principle:
- Calcium oxalate crystals and possibly others.
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated herbaceous ornamental, florist cut flower.
NCCES plant id: 2461