Arisaema dracontium

green dragon, dragonroot


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      green
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Mostly a curiosity in the shade garden.
Considerations: All parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate and are poisonous.
Propagation: Seed, division of tubers.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Native Habitats: Moist hammocks,

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Poisonous to humans. Some Indian tribes used it as a medicinal plant.