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.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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