Common name : Dragon Root, Wild Turnip

Scientific name : Arisaematriphyllum

Family : Araceae

Native land : Eastern and Mid-Western North America

It is a herbaceous perennial flower, spring-flowering bulb. It produces one to two 3-lobed leaves 12 to 18 inches high. The flowers have two distinct parts: a spathe, and a spadix. The spathe is petal-like and forms an upright ‘hood’. The spadix is an erect, fleshy spike that is partially enclosed by the spadix. The plant bears ornamental fruit. In the fresh state, it is a violent irritant to the mucous membrane and when chewed it causes burning of the mouth and throat. If taken internally, this plant causes violent gastroenteritis which may end in death.

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