|Copyright: Lurdes Melo (CallMeMaria)
|Date Taken: 2020-05-18|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2020-06-02 9:08|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
It is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant growing in bogs and ponds. The leaves are rounded to heart-shaped, 6–12 cm (2 1⁄4–4 3⁄4 in) long on a 10–20 cm (4–8 in) petiole, and 4–12 cm (1 1⁄2–4 3⁄4 in) broad. The greenish-yellow inflorescence is produced on a spadix about 4–6 cm (1 1⁄2–2 1⁄4 in) long, enclosed in a white spathe. The fruit is a cluster of red berries, each berry containing several seeds.
The plant is very poisonous when fresh due to its high oxalic acid content, but the rhizome (like that of Caladium, Colocasia, and Arum) is edible after drying, grinding, leaching and boiling.
They're finally spreading in my garden and along the stream!|
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- [2020-06-02 16:14]
a nice low PoV and lighting. I don't know if I would want them in my garden if they are poisonous.