Calla palistris L.
FamilyAraceae — APG family: Araceae
Common namewild calla
DescriptionPlant with long, thick, creeping rhizome, rooting at nodes; spathe white on upper surface, green on lower; leaves cordate, shiny; fruit light red, few-seeded berries.
EcologyBogs, margins of ponds; a very distinctive plant. Described from northern Europe.
UsesEntire plant, especially the berries, contains poisonous acids and burning sapo- nin-like substances—all of which, however, are neutralized by drying or boiling.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.