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Green Dragon

Arisaema dracontium
Green Dragon

Habitat

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

Description

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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