A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Saturday 1 January 2011

Arum Italicum

Happy New Year to all our followers

Italian Lords and Ladies or Large Cuckoo Pint is one of two species of native Araceae or Arum plant family found in Britain. The leaves push through at this time of year in the hedgerows and woodland looking fresh and clean. Consequently these plants have been introduced into gardens by those who appreciate the fresh new leaves in winter. Later in the year they produce spectacular flower spikes which attract insects inside for pollination followed by the red cluster of berries.

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