Calla L.

Calla Lily

Greek kallos – beauty.

For description see C. palustris. The plant often referred to as Calla in floristry is a Zantedeschia.

Grown as an ornamental waterside plant.

1 northern temperate species from boggy areas.


Starch from the rhizome may be eaten.

Aquatic upright plant with simple leaves; florets similar, bisexual, perianth absent.

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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Alismatales
family       Araceae