Arisaema heterophyllum
(aspects of foliage)

Arisaema heterophyllum    copyright  2004 Mark McDonough

Arisaema heterophyllum
is a giant in the genus, an Asian species that is
exceptionally late to sprout, first appearing in June, then miraculously growing
to 6' tall (2 meters) in just 3-4 weeks. The spathe is green, so not overly showy,
but it's the encircling shield of leaflets atop a 4-1/2' leaf stem that presents such
an imposing sight.  When the leaves are backlit, as shown above, the leaf veining
shows to good advantage. The flowers and foliage last for the entire month of July.

Arisaema heterophyllum    copyright  2004 Mark McDonough

For another view, and a link to a larger 16-photo Arisaema gallery, click here!

Photos by Mark McDonough

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