what kind of arum is this?

asleep_in_the_gardenAugust 9, 2005

It's just like a wapato only it's not an arrowhead. Only difference is that it's leaves taper back down at the petiole.

Any leads?

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krazyaroider(Hamburg, NY 14075 Zone 6)

Any pics?
Much more details needed!
I can look in my copy of "The Genus Arum" by Peter Boyce in order to help ID this Arum.
Cheerios ;-)
KA

    Bookmark   August 10, 2005 at 8:41AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

The flowers look like this but it's NOT a wapato. At least the leaves arent arowhead shaped. In all other ways it looks exactly like one.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2005 at 1:52PM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

I don't think that's an aroid. My understanding is that all aroids have some variation on the spathe and spadix form for the inflorescence. (I started to say 'blossoms' but while your picture shows 'blossoms' the actual 'flowers' on an aroid are little things on the spadix.) You might try the 'Name that Plant' forum if you don't get an answer here; those folks are really amazing!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 12:07AM
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susanlynne48(OKC7a)

Almost looks like a trillium to me.

Susan

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 11:49AM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

I pointed this out to my son, who just moved here from Seattle. He pulled out his 'Flora of the Pacific Northwest', and it appears this may be the 'arum-leaved Sagittaria', S. cuneata. So it's possibly 'almost' an arum!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 6:26PM
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raymikematt(z7b SC)

Alot of Sagittaria have saggitate leaves...hence the name. Not an Aroid but a great, Aroid-looking genus nontheless.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 6:59PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Yep! That's it!

THANK YOU!!!

Pity it's not an aroid though.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 10:50PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Okay,now for the next question. Think this thing will be okay fully submerged in my kiddiepool?

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 1:25PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

I've got the answer to my question now. It seems that when you fully submerge this creature it sloughs it's "above water" leaves in order to grow an entirely new set that appear far more straplike and looks strangely like something one might purchase at an aquarium shop.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2006 at 1:34PM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

I'm so glad you posted this follow-up! It's nice to hear how things work out.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2006 at 1:11AM
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