Arisaema sikokianum - rear view of spathes
Photo by Mark
The Japanese Arisaema sikokianum is one of the
and showiest species of hardy Arisaema, easily
grown in New England, USDA Zone 5. Usually
photographed from the front to show off the startling
white vase-like spathe and club-shaped spadix, from the
rear view we can see that the flower has 5 "major" white
veins highlighting the dark exterior (although minor
intermediate veins can be detected). Compare this photo
to the rear view of the hybrid A. sikokianum x triphyllum
for comparison (blue Corydalis flexuosa is in the background).
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