Garden find: Calla Lilly
Something I discovered in March. It looks like a calla/arum lilly. Nothing surprises me in this garden that has every weed known to man. In fact, Arum lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is regarded as a significant environmental weed in Australia (if not everywhere). It’s toxic, causing burning or irritation when in contact with the skin and is poisonous. Described as a perennial, clump-forming plant with creeping underground stems (rhizomes). Great. Perhaps that’s what those clumping green leaves were that I discovered earlier in the year. Oh, by the way, also found thistles and friar’s cowl. Must tackle the ground but keeping the fruit trees healthy and ant free is all the gardening I can muster for now.