Zantedeschia aethiopicaCommon name: Arum Lily

Meaning of name: The meaning of the name is not known.

Distribution: Occurs from Geraldton to the south coast.

Description: An erect herb with large dark green leaves. The large white flower is produced from August to November.

Notes: Arum Lily is a declared plant meaning that landholders are required by law to control this plant on their land. The plant, native of South Africa, is toxic to stock. It was introduced as a garden plant and the flowers are still used in the cut flower trade.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.