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Peltandra virginica

Arrow Arum (Tuckahoe)

Inflorescence of white, cream or pale yellow produces an odor that attracts flies, the primary pollinator. Sterile male flowers are located between fertile male flowers and fertile female flowers; flies carry pollen as they wander among them. Mammalian herbivores avoid consumption of this plant because of its toxicity; roots and foliage contain crystals of calcium oxalate that can cause severe irritation of the gastrointestinal tract and kidney failure.
Height: 18-24 in
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Wet
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr, May, Jun
Hardiness Zone: 5 TO 9
Item # Crop Image Size Current
Inventory
23771.38 38 Flat 20
23771.QT 12 Flat 22
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Plant Characteristics


Attributes
• Rain Garden Shade
Attracts Wildlife
• Attracts Pollinators
• Attracts Wildlife
Plant Habit
• Upright
Light Conditions
• Sun to Part Shade
Native Plant Community
• Wetland
Flower Color
• Yellow
Flower Hue
• Light
Flower Type
• Insignificant
Foliage Color
• Green
Leaf Texture
• Coarse
Growth Rate
• Average
Origin
• North America