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Wild Calla (Calla palustris) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Wild Calla
Calla palustris

Wild Calla
Wild Calla

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
6 - 12 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 7 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
May - August
 

Features

Broad white 'petal' (really a spathe), surrounding a spike-like group of tiny flowers. Red berries follow the flowers. Heart-shaped leaves.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; moist to wet sites are needed.

Notes

Found in bogs and along the edges of ponds. Listed as endangered in Illinois and Indiana.