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Calla or arum lily

Calla or arum lily

Known variously as calla or arum lily, this plant grows throughout New Zealand. It is commonly seen growing wild around abandoned homes. Coloured forms are grown for the cut-flower trade. All parts are poisonous, including the ripe spike of berries in the middle of the flower.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Poisonous plants and fungi - Poisonous garden plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007