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Arisaema dracontium

green dragon

This plant is quite unique, related to Jack in the pulpit, but with leaflets splayed out horizontally like a dragon's wings and a flowering structure called a spadix which lashes out from its hood like a tongue or a tail. Expect this shade-lover to go dormant in summer.

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Height: 12-36 in
Spread: 10-16 in
Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
Ornamental Interest
Fall/Winter Fruit
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant


North American Distribution


green dragon - Arisaema dracontium from Native Plant Trust
green dragon - Arisaema dracontium from Native Plant Trust
green dragon - Arisaema dracontium from Native Plant Trust
green dragon - Arisaema dracontium from Native Plant Trust