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Symplocarpus Foetidus

Botanical Name:

Symplocarpus foetidus

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How to Grow
Soil
Damp, humus-rich soil.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Herb, Native Plant, Perennial, Poisonous, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

Fleshy purple to reddish-brown spathe wraps around a heavy round spadix. Tiny flowers grow on the spadix. Foul, skunk-like odor.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: All parts except uncurled leaves and roots. Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms include burning and swelling of lips, tongue, and throat; nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may also occur. Toxic Principle: Calcium oxalate crystals and possibly others.

Taxonomy

Order

Alismatales

Family

Araceae

Genus

Symplocarpus

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