Kōrero: Poisonous plants and fungi

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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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Poisonous plants and fungi - Poisonous garden plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9785/calla-or-arum-lily (accessed 29 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007