Botanical name: Arum maculatum
Common names: Cuckoo-pint, lords-and-ladies, snakedhead, wild arum…
- Tuberous perennial native of woodland and hedgerows.
- Self seeds and distributes by rhizome fragments.
- Flowers appear in April-May and are born at he base of a cylindrical structure called spadix which is enveloped by a green membranous hood called a spathe.
- Orange/red berries appear in the autumn.
- All parts of the plant are poisonous