Arum Lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica)

lezvee

South Brent,, United Kingdom

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Found near Baldwin’s cottage in the Serpentine area of Western Australia. Although considered a weed in many places this lovely flower is prized here in the UK by church flower arrangers!

Zantedeschia aethiopica is also known as the Arum Lily although it is not actually a lily. Zantedeschia species are rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plants growing to 1-2.5 m tall with leaves 15–45 cm long. The inflorescence is a showy white, yellow or pink spathe shaped like a funnel with a yellow, central, finger-like spadix. It was intoduced to Europe in the seventeenth century as Z. aethiopica and is now widely naturalised and in many places, is considered a dangerous invasive species, displacing native vegetation. In the South-West of Western Australia, it was introduced for horticulture, but has become a widespread and conspicuous weed of watercourses, heath, and wetter pastures and grows naturally in marshy areas. (Wikipedia)

Camera used: Pentax K30

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