Arum maculatum   Lords-and-ladies or Cuckoo Pint CC DD N

Arum maculatum whole Arum maculatum leaves Arum maculatum fruit

A plant of the woods and shady places, this is also one of the very first to show its distinctive sagittate leaves in Spring. The flower isn't as easy to find in then places where I look because it always seems to be eaten by something. The fruits are green then bright red in the late summer early Autumn.

It is very common in England, Wales and Ireland but becomes less frequent in the north of Scotland.

LHS: Cressbrookdale 13th May 05: Middle: Coed Cilygroeslwyd 29th March 03 RHS: 12th July 2004 Fruit

Added on September 18th 2004, updated October 25th 2008, updated 27th Feb 2010

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