Arisaema triphyllum

Ellen Hornig hornig at OSWEGO.EDU
Wed Nov 7 19:22:50 CET 2001

On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Petra Schmidt wrote:

> Can anyone verify that spathe color in Arisaema triphyllum is an indication
> of sex?  Meaning, is the greenish spathe color associated with maleness and
> the purplish color indicative of female?
I don't think so.  I grow hundreds, and have all-green females as well as
males....ditto deep purples of both sexes (based on seedhead production -
I must admit I haven't pried deeply into the private - um - lives of the
flowers).  The thought that the sexes were distinguished by color has
certainly never suggested itself to me.  I think it's just a very variable


Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials

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