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Arisaema griffithii
Common Name: Griffith's Cobra Lily Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

This is one of the strangest and most spectacular species of all arisaemas. Its bizarrely shaped spathe and reptilian hood-like spathe-limb do indeed suggest the name cobra lily. The spathe is deep burgundy with fine greenish-yellow markings. An 18 inch long burgundy appendage on the end of the spadix dangles like a thin twisted and kinked thread. The coarse-textured leaves are trifoliate with purple blotches. Native to Nepal, India and Bhutan.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

Native Habitat:
Rhododendron forests, open scrub, and alpine meadows, 2400-3900m.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourGreen
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Full - Part Sun Shade Part Shade Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Stem ColourPurple
Hardiness6-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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