Arum



Arum is a genus of flowering plants of about 25 species in the family Araceae. The common names for Arum are Cuckoo Pint; Lords and Ladies. It comes from Europe particularly the Mediterranean region, as well as north Africa and west Asia. Arum are perennial plants and have rhizomes. Arum flowers are produced in a spadix, an inflorescence with small flowers crowded on a thickened, fleshy axis. The spadix is surrounded by a coloured spathe, a hood-like bract. The flowers are followed by spikes of poisonous red berries which are a good source of autumn and winter food for birds.

Arum can be planted in sun or shade in fertile, well-drained soil and usually trouble free from pests and diseases. It propagates through seed in autumn or divide after flowering.

Arum creticumArum creticum
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Arum maculatumArum maculatum
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Arum maculatumArum maculatum
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Arum palaestinumArum palaestinum
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