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Cuckoo pint

Arum maculatum

Description:

Perennial, herbaceous plant growing from a tuber underground. In autumn, it produces a cluster of dark orange berries grouped together at the top of a stem. Leaves have the shape of an arrowhead, a lush-green color and sometimes the characteristic dark spots. Flowering from April to May.

Habitat:

Fresh, moist deciduous forests on soils originating from limestone, often in hilly terrain. Often in community with Pulmonaria officinalis and Galium odoratum.

Notes:

All parts of the plant are poisonous!

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2 Comments

Meik
Meik 8 years ago

Hey, thanks a lot!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Wow !! Beautiful photography and spotting!!
Excellent presentation!

Meik Meißner
Spotted by
Meik Meißner

Schönstedt, Freistaat Thüringen, Germany

Lat: 51.55, Long: 9.96

Spotted on Apr 20, 2011
Submitted on May 4, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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