Araceae

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Araceae

the plant family of aroids (arums) which can be highly irritant when chewed because of a high content of oxalate as raphide crystals. Genera include Arum, Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, Monstera, Zantedeschia, Arisaema, Xanthosma, Lysichiton.
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This spectacular member of the Arum family (Araceae) is probably the British native woodland plant, Arum maculatum.
The easiest ones to grow belong to the arum family.
Voodoo lilies are not true lilies but belong to the Arum family, or aroids.