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Lords and Ladies (Arum maculatum)

Observed: 31st July 2009 By: mc9662
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Lords And Ladies July 31 2009

Lords and Ladies

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Lords and ladies

I really can not understand how this plant got its name or the other name I know it as, willy-lilly!

Be aware this plant is very dangerous, all parts are poisonous. However, in the 19th century it was grown on an industrial scale as the root was the main constituant of the stach used to stiffen collars etc.

Graham Banwell

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