Posted: 24/02/2016 at 07:24
It's the Wild Arum, also known as Cuckoo Pint, Lords & Ladies, Jack in the Pulpit and lots of other names. A fascinating and beautiful plant which catches insects to pollinate it's amazing flowers. You may have seen its gorgeous red berries in the autumn.
The berries are poisonous, so don't allow small children to play around them, and make sure that older children know not to touch them.
As children we used to dissect the flowers to see the insects inside and we never came to any harm - we knew that we had to wash our hands afterwards.
It can be a nuisance in some gardens as it spreads and is difficult to eradicate, but in a 'wild garden' or woodland setting it's beautiful.
Interesting information here http://www.wildarum.co.uk/