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This bulb grows a pretty plant and a berry cluster that's red when mature. What is it?

comments (3) June 27th, 2011 in gallery
ingin ingin, member
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This is the foilage at the top of the stem.
The immature green berry cluster that will soon turn bright red
A mature plant with a family of smaller ones.
Another angle of the plant with the single berry cluster
Midday shot of plant on a sunny day with shadow on the berry
This is the foilage at the top of the stem. Click the image to enlarge.

This is the foilage at the top of the stem.

Photo: DBeshires

I have baseball size bulbs that grow plants aprox. 3 ft. tall, on a single stem, in shade and partial sun. The leaves grow in an arch shape on top of the main stem, in a symetrical balanced pattern.  From the center of the stem, between the ground and the foilage, will grow a cluster of berries that are green when they appear and then later turn red when mature. I've never seen a flower on the plant, just the berries that are covered up with a thin leaf shoot that dies and exposes the berry ball on the end of its own stem. Soon after they turn red the plant will die back. I thought it to be a Jack in the Pulpit but after looking at pictures realized it isn't quite the same. Smaller plants grow from the base and multiply.  What is this pretty plant?



posted in: The Gallery, berry, unknown, Blub, Cluster

Comments (3)

RAMBLENROSE writes: http://www.easywildflowers.com/quality/ari.dra.htm

this is what I found Posted: 5:00 am on July 27th
ingin writes: Thank you kclark259! I searched it online and found some pictures of it and you are exactly correct! Posted: 4:06 pm on June 29th
kclark2359 writes: This may be a Green Dragon Plant Arisaema dracontium Posted: 10:26 pm on June 27th
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