Family:
Araceae
Toxins:
oxalates saponins cyanogenic glycosides
Flower Color:
  • flower color
  • flower color
  • flower color
Type:
herb
Found:
ornamental, woodlands, gardens

Time of Greatest Risk

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Geographical Distribution

Cuckoopint distribution - United States

Related Species

Cuckoopint

Arum italicum

Black Calla, Wild Calla, Italian Lords And Ladies, Aaron's Pen, Solomon's Lily, Cuckoo's Plant
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Arum spp are composed of 27 different species of herbaceous perennial tuberous roots.
A. italicum has large, stalked, dark green, roped or arrowhead, sharp-pointed or rounded, ribbed network leaves which are sometimes stained dark purple. It produces pear-shaped or globular berries clustered at the end of the stems. A. italicum is mainly used as an ornamental and are found throughout Europe, central Asia, and the Middle East.

Toxic components
Arum comes from the Greek word ‘aron’, meaning ‘climbing’ or ‘poisonous plant’. Most species contain calcium oxalates, saponins, cyanogenic glycosides, and raphides.