Species commonly cultivated
Peltandra virginica (L.) Kunth (eastern North America)
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Rhizomes perennial, foliage annual. Rhizome stout, erect. Leaves in basal rosette; petioles elongate; leaf blade large, sagittate. Inflorescence a spadix, mostly concealed by spathe; spadix bearing male flowers apically, female flowers basally. Perianth absent; anthers united into a mass. Dispersal by fleshy berries.
shallow water and wet ground of swamps and lakes