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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

The flowers are borne on somewhat flattened stems, with 2-3 short branches. Several flowers open in succession. The enveloping spathes are green and leaf-like but much shorter.

Flowers. May-July

Altitude. under1200

Flower. Color can vary from a dull purple, violet tinged with yellow, to pale yellow (our photo), generally with darker veins on the falls.

Leaves. Tall and pointed, shiny, deep green and evergreen; 10-15 mm wide.

Habitat. Woods, scrub and hedgerows; likes shade and damp. Ours were found in tall grass beneath trees.

Pod. The fruit pods, green in the Spring (photo-3) open in the Fall to reveal rows of bright orange-red seeds; these persist through the winter.