Arisarum vulgare subsp. vulgare

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Stoloniferus or tuberiferous herbs. Leaves green, often with silver-grey spots on upper surface. Inflorescence borne above leaves; inflorescence bract brownish green to purple at apex, white at base with green to purple longitudinal stripes, apex apiculate; inflorescence axis exserted from bract. 

*HSF, *Strz, *VVP. Also sparingly established in SA. Native to northern Africa, Europe, and western Asia.

Commonly cultivated as a garden plant, and persists as a garden escape.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-08-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-27
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
family Araceae
genus Arisarum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Arisarum vulgare subsp. vulgare in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Arisarum vulgare subsp. vulgare in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced
Strzelecki Ranges present introduced