Arum lily

Arum or Calla lily

Common name: Arum lily, Calla lily, Jack in the Pulpit

Scientific name:  Zantedeschia aethiopica

Hazard associated:  Ingestion of the leaves causes blistering and swelling.

Notes: arum lily fruit

  • Berries are initially green then turn yellow; may therefore be attractive to children
  • Commonly grows wild as a weed.
  • Leaves may be completely green or mottled with white patches.
  • Other related species may have pink or yellow “flowers”.
  • Sap may also irritate the skin.

 

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

Image credits:

1) “Calla lily” by User:Fir0002 – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Calla_lily.jpg#/media/File:Calla_lily.jpg