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Arisaema griffithii
Common Name: Griffith's Cobra Lily Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Arisaema griffithii
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This is one of the strangest and most spectacular species of all arisaemas. Its bizarrely shaped spathe and reptilian hood-like spathe-limb do indeed suggest the name cobra lily. The spathe is deep burgundy with fine greenish-yellow markings. An 18 inch long burgundy appendage on the end of the spadix dangles like a thin twisted and kinked thread. The coarse-textured leaves are trifoliate with purple blotches. Native to Nepal, India and Bhutan.

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Native Habitat:
Rhododendron forests, open scrub, and alpine meadows, 2400-3900m.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Full - Part Sun Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem ColourPurple 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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