One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of the arum family, with heart-shaped leaves, a white spathe, and a green spadix. It grows in swamps and boggy ground in north temperate regions.
Calla palustris, family AraceaeAlso called wild calla
- ‘The water arum is found in marshes, ditches and shallow water.’
- ‘Mrs. McCarrick's feet were wet this day but her eyes were sharp and her mission was clear: she was at the bog to spot wildflowers, from graceful water arums to insect-devouring pitcher plants.’
- ‘They make use of this period of time, counting the number of fish they have caught this year, and presenting dried fish and water arums to each other as gifts.’
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