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Green Dragon

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Arisaema dracontium
Green Dragon


They bloom in late spring along streams and in moist woodlands.


There is one stem with many leaflets, that look similar to Jack-in-the-pulpit. The single flower is green with an unusual spadix that grows up out of the hood of the flower like a long, spiked tail.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Irregular flower
  • Flower Color: Green
  • Leaf Arrangement: Around the base only
  • Plant Type: Wildflower (tall 1-4 feet)
  • Leaf Type: Cup-shaped around the spadix which grows out and up in a long, thin spike, another leaf with 5-15 egg-shaped entire (smooth edge) leaflets grows taller than flower.

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