Orontium aquaticum

L. 1753

It is native to the North America.
As the species name says it is an aquatic or paludous plant.

I saw these plants in a garden center, but none of them was blooming.
photo © Mój Piękny Ogród 2003/3
I bought one plant in spring of 2009 and put into the water in the garden.
During the season it produced 3 or 4 leaves.
It survived the winter in water in zone 6, and started to grow, but the soil began to rot and the plant died.

USDA: Orontium aquaticum
NC State University: Orontium aquaticum
page created on 2002-07-05
last updated on 2010-11-14