Orontium aquaticum

golden-club, neverwet



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

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 1.5 ft    Width: 2-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      green,NA
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Curiosity in wetland gardens.
Considerations: Like many members of the Arum family, all parts of this plant are toxic.
Propagation: Division.
Availability: Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)


Native Habitats: Shallow water of pools, streams, and swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


People do eat the roots, but only after boiling in at least three waters to break down the calcium oxalate crystals.