Family:
Araceae
Scientific Name:
Calla palustris
Toxins:
calcium oxalate raphides
Flower Color:
Found:
bogs, water gardens, swamps, marshes, bogs, ponds

Geographical Distribution

Water arum distribution - United States

Water Arum

Calla palustris

Wild calla, Water-dragon
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Water arum (Calla palustris) is a herbaceous perennial found in aquatic-type environments such as bogs, marshes, pond peripheries, swamps, slow-moving streams, and water gardens. The entire plant is toxic, containing raphides of water-insoluble calcium oxalates and unverified proteinaceous toxins.