When the stars and the planets are in sync, wonderful occurrences are laid before your eyes! Such is the case with Arisaema ciliatum var. liubaense! I have been an ardent supporter of these slytherin beauties from the time I was a child, silently walking the darkling woods of Lambton County with my Grandparents, where I was first introduced to our North American native, Arisaema triphyllum. Lets just say the obsession has grown over the years!
From its starburst, whorled foliage pattern, the snake skinned sheath that protects the protuberance that juts forth from the ground in late May, to say nothing of the serpentine green, white and brownish purple spathe, with its somewhat flattened hood with the amazing whip like tip that can be 24cm in length…… what is there not to be enamored of? I only wish that I could have introduced this exotic beauty to my Grandparents!