Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Italian Arum - Arum italicum   P. Miller
Members of Araceae:
Only member of Arum in NC.
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AuthorP. Miller
DistributionCultivated in several arboreta and botanical gardens, but found as an escape only at Battle Park, UNC Chapel Hill, Orange County. A few plants were found in 2006.

Native of Europe and North Africa.
HabitatWoodland edge near road.
IdentificationUnlike our native Arisaema, Italian Arum has a single, undivided leaf with hastate lobes. Leaf surfaces are variegated with pale splotches. The spathe is narrow and occurs far down the stem.
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