Arisarum vulgare Ant.Targ.Tozz.

Friar's Cowl

Roots of bumpy swollen tubers. Leaves to about 10 cm long, 7 cm wide, although their size and the length of the leaf stalks is variable, generally mottled. Spathe about 5 cm long with green and purple striping. Spadix easily seen within the hooded spathe.

The tubers of this species are easily spread and show a tendency to become weedy.

A. proboscideum (L.) Savi, Mouse Plant, from Italy and S Spain, is a similar plant for cooler gardens; it has a long tail-like tip to the spathe.

Mediterranean, Canaries and Azores.

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Araceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Alismatales
family       Araceae
genus        Arisarum Mill.