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  plant identification
From: Leslie Georgeson skinnychick2 at yahoo.com> on 2006.04.28 at 11:59:11(14116)
Hi everyone, I was hoping one of you would be able to help me identify a plant I found growing in a shaded area outside our rental home in central coastal California. It has green, arrowhead-shaped leaves with white/silver veins and is approximately 2 1/2 feet tall. It's tuberous and has many offsets. It's similar to some of those arrowhead plants you can find in a local nursery, but more striking. Anyway, I have several photos that I can email anyone who thinks they might be able to help me. Thanks so much! Leslie
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From: Sheldon Hatheway sfhatheway at yahoo.com> on 2006.04.29 at 11:43:56(14118)
Leslie,

Might be a tall Arum italicum. A photo would help. I
think you can attach them to your aroid e-mails now.

Sheldon Hatheway

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.04.30 at 05:46:42(14119)
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Sent : Friday, April 28, 2006 6:59 PM
To : aroiders
Subject : [Aroid-l] plant identification

Hello Leslie,

Your description sounds like a var. of Arum italicum, an introduction to
your area, I have seen photos of it from out there. STINKY bloom, so it
was/is grown for its attractive foliage in winter, but very imposing, lovely
red berries afterward.
For those who want more information on this genus, I THINK Peter Boyce`s
EXCELLENT book on Arum is still available from the IAS, smallish,
hard-cover, not a cheapee, BUT wonderful COLOR illustrations of the species,
art work of THE highest quality rarely or no longer affordable or available
in publications such as this.
Good growing.
Julius

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From: Leslie Georgeson skinnychick2 at yahoo.com> on 2006.04.30 at 06:55:37(14120)
Thanks Sheldon. Harry already identified it for me. It was indeed an Arum italicum. Sheldon Hatheway wrote: Leslie,Might be a tall Arum italicum. A photo would help. Ithink you can attach them to your aroid e-mails now.Sheldon HathewayCanby, OR --- Leslie Georgeson wrote:> Hi everyone,> > I was hoping one of you would be able to help me> identify a plant I found growing in a shaded area> outside our rental home in central coastal> California. It has green, arrowhead-shaped leaves> with white/silver veins and is approximately 2 1/2> feet tall. It's tuberous and has many offsets. > It's similar to some of those arrowhead plants you> can find in a local nursery, but more
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From: "Patricia Frank" tricia_frank at hotmail.com> on 2006.04.30 at 08:51:20(14121)
Sorry, this book is no longer available. It was wonderful.
Tricia

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