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Arisaema atrorubens


They are found in wet woods and swamps.


The flower is a small spike inside a green and purple striped cup that has a drooping hood. The spike turns into a cluster of red berries. The leaves have long stems and three large leaflets. They bloom April through June. Also called, Indian turnip.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Irregular flower
  • Flower Color: Green to purple spadix
  • Leaf Arrangement: Around the base only
  • Plant Type: Wildflower (tall 1-3 feet)
  • Leaf Type: Cup-shaped with red veins growing around and over the spadix, another leaf with 3 egg-shaped entire (smooth edge) leaflets grows taller than flower.

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