The arum lily is described under ZANTEDESCHIA AETHIOPICA.
Arum maculatum is a curious native British plant with a number of popular names, e. g. cows-and-calves, cuckoo pint, Jack-in-the-pulpit, lords- and-ladies, priest’s pintle, ramp, starchwort, wake-robin. It is a perennial growing to about 1 ft., and is found in woods and hedge banks.
The glossy, veinedare arrow-shaped often with purple spots.
In April a long green stalk called a spadix develops with the flower head at the base. When young, the spadix is surrounded by a large pale green bract called the spathe.
The scarlet berries are. The rhizomes were at one time used for starching linen.
The bog arum is CALLA PALUSTRIS.