Plant index
Trail Map

Arisaema dracontium
Green dragon


Interesting info

The unusual green dragon has an arc of long leaflets on top of its stem.

The flower looks like a fleshy sheath with a long, protruding "dragon's tongue."

The fruit looks like a stubby corncob with kernels that turn red and orange when mature.


You ought to know

Height: about 1', sometimes taller

Frequency: Found infrequently in both low-lying areas of the woods and in the higher, drier areas.

Blooms: May

Range: Found throughout Indiana and from New England to Minnesota and Kansas and to Florida and Texas.


Green dragon fruit

Green dragon has an unusual and distinctive leaf