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Wild Calla

( Calla palustris )

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Wild Calla
Water Arum
Araceae
Calla
Calla palustris
Linnaeus
BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL, NL, YT, NT
Characteristics

Wildflower

Deciduous

Moist, Wet

No

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Boreal Shield, Atlantic Maritime

Riparian, Bog/Fen

Pond Edge/Wetland Garden
Design Considerations

5 cm

20 cm

May - Aug

White/Cream

Yes

Yes

Red






Yes


No
Conservation Status

No


Interesting Tidbits

Flower spadix in white hood; rich soil. POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Causes severe pain in mouth if ingested. Symptoms include burning and swelling of lips, mouth, tongue, and throat; difficulty of speaking. Toxic Principle: Calcium oxalate crystals. EDIBLE PARTS: Dried berries are edible. Dried seeds and rootstocks can be made into a flour, but used only in times of need. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)


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