Arrow arum (Pektandra virginica) is a wetland wildflower that is producing ripe berries right now on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.
It only occurs in areas where the soil is saturated. The plants have intermediate shade tolerance. The red berries are consumed by wood ducks. The white flowers bloomed in early June.
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of nine national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex.
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