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Golden Club

Scientific Name: Orontium aquaticum

Distinguishing Characteristics:
•Plant consists of clusters of stems each ending with a single large-elliptic leaf; leaf is about 8 to 14 inches long and 3 to 5 inches wide; shape of leaf resembles a candle flame.
•Leaves may be erect above water or floating on the surface; spongy stem continues along center of leaf and can be seen on underside.
Flowers: plant gets its name from the golden yellow spadix (club) of flowers; spadix has a white band beneath the flower head; plant produces clusters of large green berries on end of spadix causing it to droop down in the water.
Found growing in shallow water; often stagnant swamp areas.

Orontium aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell

Orontium aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell

Orontium aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell

Orontium aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell

Orontium aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell

Orontium aquaticum taken by Graves Lovell

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