Feature Weed

Arum Lily

(Zantedeschia aethicpica)

Arum Lily has a tuft of dark green, shiny, succulent leaves arising from tuberous roots.  The leaf blades are heart or arrow shaped and are 25cm long, almost as long as the flower stalk.  the large, white funnel-like flower, with yellow spike is 10cm wide and is produced in late winter to spring.  The orange-yellow berries are spread by birds and water.   To remove the weed, begin clearance at the top of a catchment, slash the top of the plants, leave to site to rot down, dig out tubers then dry and burn.

This weed was featured in the latest edition of the Greenpage newsletter.

Arum Lily - weed