arrow arum


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Related to arrow arum: Peltandra virginica

arrow arum

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A perennial herb (Peltandra virginica) of eastern North American wetlands, having arrowhead-shaped leaves and an elongate, pointed spathe. Also called tuckahoe.
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Noun1.arrow arum - an aquatic plant of the genus Peltandraarrow arum - an aquatic plant of the genus Peltandra; North America
genus Peltandra, Peltandra - small genus of North American marsh or aquatic herbs
green arrow arum, Peltandra virginica, tuckahoe - perennial herb of the eastern United States having arrowhead-shaped leaves and an elongate pointed spathe and green berries
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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Good plants for shallow water include arrow arum, pickerel rush, water iris and cattail (see "Perfect Pond Plants," opposite).
Fungi do play a role, though not as dramatic a one, in pollination of the arrow arum, Peltandra virginica, notes Joseph M.