Arisaema dracontium has a green green spathe from which emerges a dramatic, curling, green to yellow to orange, tongue-like spadix appendage.
Arisaema dracontium is the rare second species of jack-in-the-pulpit native to eastern North America. Its better known relative is A. triphyllum. However, these two species are not closely related, each having closer kin in Asia. A. dracontium is a member of section Tortuosum and resembles A. tortuosum with a tall green stem to three feet holding 7-13 leaflets. The inflorescence is usually held below the leaf. The spathe is green and gives rise to a dramatic, curling, green to yellow to orange, tongue-like spadix appendage. Mid-season.Orange-red fruit follows in summer and fall. Needs rich well-drained soil in shade. Occurs in southern Ontario south into the US.
Common Name: Green Dragon
Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Green
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rich, moist deciduous woods, shady seeps, wooded areas near springs and vernal pools.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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