Orontium aquaticum L. - Golden Club
Family - Araceae
Flowering - February - April.
Habitat - Swamps, shallow streams, ponds.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive and unique species can be found scattered throughout Alabama wherever suitable habitat occurs. The bright yellow flower stalks combined with the bluish-green leaves make this species unmistakable. The leaves have a coating that sheds water easily.
Photographs taken off Hwy 29, Pike County, AL., 2-26-05.