E2BN Gallery

home register and login search teachers' pages help
E2BN Gallery
Home / Nature - Plants / Wild Plants - April / Lords and ladies / Lords and ladies or Cuckoo Pint (Arum maculatum)
Asset 1 of 1 Previous Asset [ 1 ] Next Asset   [Slideshow]

Lords and ladies or Cuckoo Pint (Arum maculatum)

Unique Id:


This item is saved in one of your albums. Click to remove it.. My Albums

This plant in the middle ages was connected with lovers. The flowers are contained in a broad, hood like structure called a spathe, inside a club like sadix which gives off an odour of decay attracting insects, which then become trapped.The plant flowers April-May and the fruits develop in August. The red berries are extremely poisonous and can be fatal if eaten by children. A common plant of woods and hedgerows. Picture taken 29th April 2006 at Felmersham, Bedfordshire

1st May 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

Key Stages:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

plant poison flower insect nature wildlife insect biology

Related Links:

EXIF data:

E2B® and E2BN® are registered trade marks and trading names of East of England Broadband Network (Company Registration No. 04649057) | Terms and Conditions