Zantedeschia aethiopica (common names calla lily, arum lily; a.k.a. varkoor, an Afrikaans name meaning ’pig’s ear’) is a species in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa. It has become naturalised in Australia, particularly in Western Australia where it occurs in areas with high periodical water tables and sandy soils, and has been classified as a toxic weed and pest. It has become an important symbol of Irish republicanism and nationalism since 1926 to commemorate the fallen of Easter 1916 and onwards. (Wikipedia info)
Pig’s ear? Poisonous? Invasive?? LOL Not what I expected to learn about this beauty!!
Location: southeastern Connecticut (USA).
Season: summer, August 2nd.
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