Cuckoo-pint

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Common name: Cuckoo pint, Arum lily

Scientific name: Arum maculatum

Hazard associated: All parts poisonous, and will cause gastrointestinal distress if ingested.

Notes: Fruit of Arum maculata

  • The leaves are often mottled.
  • This plant is a weed of garden and parks in many places.
  • The bright red/orange berries may look attractive to children.
  • Cats and dogs have been known to eat the leaves.

 

 Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arum_maculatum

Image credits:

1) “Arum maculatum 0 700”. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arum_maculatum_0_700.jpg#/media/File:Arum_maculatum_0_700.jpg
2) “Arum maculatum 03 ies” by Frank Vincentz – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arum_maculatum_03_ies.jpg#/media/File:Arum_maculatum_03_ies.jpg