Strange Plant from bulb
This plant came up about three years ago in my daughters flower bed. It comes up every year and has now had babies. It is about 24" tall. This year we discovered that it comes from a bulb. Seems to have some sort of little flower on the side. No one can seem to identify it. Please let me know if you have any ideas
Looks like an Arisaema sp. It is an aroid, so does not have flowers with pretty petals. In your pic you can see the plants equivalent, it has a hooded thing, called a spathe that have all the necessary "bits", male and female inside. Sometimes they are all female spathes , or all male or both. They can even change from female to male throughout the years! If you are lucky it may produce a spike full of red berries a little later in the year.
We love to grow some of the exotic ones that come from Asia and India. They are sometimes very tall and exotic.
Last edited by Silver surfer; 06-04-2010 at 11:03 AM.
I agree, it's an Aroid. Just wait a little while and you will see it bloom.
Err ! It is "blooming." Spathe clearly shows in pics.
Originally Posted by backyardgardener
Identified as an Aroid
Thanks for the help. Does anyone know what type of Aroid or the name of this particular one?
[QUOTE=security_ed;10086. Does anyone know what type of Aroid or the name of this particular one?[/QUOTE]
As mentioned in my 1st reply.
Interesting. Never seen one of those before.
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