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19/08/2013 at 22:07

Can anyone identify this plant please? It's been growing in shade, started off green 

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19/08/2013 at 22:10

It's a wild Arum Lily. Those berries are poisonous. Quite an attractive plant if you don't have children, but, if you do I'd dig it up. Mine thought they were sweets and ended up in hospital. Funny thing is, my husband was a dentist and they weren't allowed sweets. Perhaps that's why it was more tempting!

19/08/2013 at 22:11

Arum maculatum if it is the most common native one. Or if it has variegated leaves then possibly Arum italicum.

Lords and Ladies, cuckoo Pint and 50 odd names too!

19/08/2013 at 22:12

Lords and ladies, cuckoo pint and lots of other names. It is Arum maculatum. A pain in the wrong place but quite pretty in a woodland setting. The berries are poisonous too.

19/08/2013 at 22:16

Gosh that didn't take long (my OH tried asking on facebook ). I don't have children, but will warn any that come round.

Thanks all

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