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Green Dragon (Arisaema dracontium) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Green Dragon
Arisaema dracontium

Green Dragon
Green Dragon

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 4 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet
 
Bloom Color
Green
 
Bloom Season
May - July
 

Features

Unusual flowers; a stalk of tiny flowers ('Jack') surrounded by a spathe (the 'pulpit'). In this species 'Jack' is much taller than his 'pulpit' Orange berries late in season.

Culture

Partial to full shade; moist, well drained soils to wet organic soils.

Notes

This plant is found in woods and along stream banks.