Calla palustris L.
BOG ARUM
Water arum; Wild Calla
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Calla palustris
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Calla palustris

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Calla palustris L.
water arum

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General Information
Symbol: CAPA
Group: Monocot
Family: Araceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   N
CAN   N
L48   N
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 444. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Arecidae
Order Arales
Family Araceae – Arum family
Genus Calla L. – callalily
Species Calla palustris L. – water arum

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Illinois water arum Endangered
Indiana wild calla Endangered
Maryland wild calla Endangered

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North America
Alaska OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Great Plains OBL
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Northcentral & Northeast OBL

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1. Calla palustris Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 968. 1753.

Water arum, wild calla

Roots adventitious, arising from nodes. Rhizomes creeping at or near surface, elongate, 1--3 cm diam. Leaves: petiole 6--30(--40) cm; blade 4--14 cm wide; lateral veins curved-ascending, parallel. Inflorescences: spathe ovate to elliptic, 3--6(--8) cm, apex long-apiculate, 4--10 mm; spadix on thick short stipe, cylindric, shorter than spathe, apex rounded. Flowers covering spadix; stamens (6--)9--12, of 2 types, outer with broad filaments and inner with narrow filaments; ovaries 1-locular; ovules 6--9, anatropous. Infructescences 2--5 ´ 1.5--3.5 cm. Fruits pear-shaped, 6--12 ´ 5--10 mm. Seeds brown with dark spots at chalazal end, cylindric, 3--5 mm. 2n = 36.

Flowering late spring--summer. Bogs, marshes, wooded swamps, and marshy shores of rivers, ponds, and lakes; 0--900 m; Alta., B.C, Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon; Alaska, Conn., Ill., Ind., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.Dak., Ohio, Pa., R.I., Vt., Wis.; Eurasia.

Plants with two or three spathes per inflorescence occur; this anomaly is recognized as C. palustris forma polyspathacea Victorin & Rousseau. Calla palustris has been reported from Iowa (T. G. Lammers and A. G. van der Valk 1979), but the only specimen is an unreliable record. The species was also reported from Mendocino County., California (A. Eastwood 1900), but the specimen on which this record is based was destroyed (H. L. Mason 1957). Perhaps this collection was an incorrect identification of Zantedeschia aethiopica, the cultivated calla-lily, which has escaped and naturalized in areas along the California coast (see table 203.1).

Preliminary field studies indicate that species of syrphid flies (Sphegina spp., Diptera: Syrphidae: Milesiinae) are especially common on inflorescences, with occasional visits from the widespread flower fly, Toxomerus geminatus (Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphinae) (S. A. Thompson 1995).

Flour can be made from the seeds (M. L. Fernald and A. C. Kinsey et al. 1958), and plants are sometimes sold in aquatic garden catalogs for ornamental plantings in bog gardens.

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Calla palustris
Calla palustris
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Calla palustris
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Calla palustris
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Calla
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© 2008 Dean Kelch

Calla palustris
Calla palustris
Wild Calla
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© 2008 Matt Below

Calla palustris
Calla palustris
Wild Calla
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© 2008 Matt Below

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Calla palustris
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Calla palustris
Calla palustris
Bog Arum
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© 2011 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Calla palustris
Calla palustris
Bog Arum
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© 2011 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Calla palustris
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© 2011 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

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© 2011 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

Calla palustris
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Calla palustris
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Wild Calla
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Calla palustris
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Wild Calla
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© 2016 Keir Morse

Calla palustris
Calla palustris
Wild Calla
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