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Arisaema dracontium
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Arisaema dracontium

Green Dragon

Item #: 2418

Zones: 4a to 8b, at least

Height: 28" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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Our stock has finally reached the point that we can offer another of our SE US native Jack-in-the-pulpits, A. dracontium. Green dragons most closely resemble A. heterophyllum except that the flower is held just above the leaf. From an underground tuber in mid-May emerges an 18" dusty-green stalk, topped with a horseshoe-like arrangement of 7-15 leaflets. Emerging alongside the leaf stalk is a narrow green cone to 2-3". Emerging from the cone (spathe) is a rigidly upright, threadlike, yellow tongue...probably from some social disease. Green dragons go dormant in midsummer, so don't panic.