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Arisaema flavum
Common Name: Yellow Cobra Lily Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Arisaema flavum is a unique cobra lily with bright yellow spathes. It grows to about one foot tall usually with two dissected leaves. Also unusual about this species is its distribution: while almost all species occur in Asia (with two species in eastern North America), A. flavum is found in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa -- quite the fascinating little traveler. Grows in drier habitats than your usual Arisaema so try it in dry shade!

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Europe and Africa - North Africa

Native Habitat:
Open forests on dry, stony grounds and meadows, 1800 to 4500 m.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourGreen
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun Full Shade Foliage ColourGreen
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness4-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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