Forum home Plants

Identification & Advice please



Dear Forum Members,

Can you identify this? is it of the 'hyacinth' family? Berries look toxic. I don't want it where it is in the garden, is it easy to remove? can it be transplanted? I have a feeling it's quite a ubiquitous plant in these Isles, having seen it before.

Many thanks!

The Grateful Deadhead




  • Not sure why its such a tiny picture. sorry!!!

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Too small to see in fact image  Can you upload a bigger version?

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 980

    Arum maculatum - Lords and Ladies aka Cuckoopint.....wild flower probably brought in by the birds. Most things in the garden are poisonous!!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    If it has green leaves it's Arum maculatum, lords and ladies, cuckoo pint.

    If it has variegated leaves it's Arum italicum marmoratum

    It was about 1mm bigger when I enlarged it Steveimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    image  That's useful then!    Just tried enlarging the display.. That works image

    Glad you've got an answer

  • Again apologies for the photo size.

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

    The Grateful Deadhead

  • aaaah! just been reading up on it. I have heard of the  "Arum Lily" before. Thanks again!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    I think arum lily is Zantedeschia, summat else altogetherimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Here it says it's also known as arum lily:


    I suppose there's nothing preventing two species being known as arum lily, is there?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,944

    Well, that's an example of the fallibility of Wiki image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

Sign In or Register to comment.