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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 9 years ago

Hey, thanks a lot!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

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

Meik Meißner
Spotted by
Meik Meißner

Schönstedt, Freistaat Thüringen, Germany

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

Spotted for Mission

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