Name: Lords-and-ladies

Scientific name: Arum maculatum

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: An early flowering plant (April to May), these shade loving plants are also known for their bright red berry stalks often left amongst hedgerows.

How to identify: Look for large, arrow-shaped leaves and leaf-like flower heads that curl around a long inner finger.

Where: Grows everywhere in the UK and Ireland but less dominant in the north of Scotland.

Fantastic fact: Also known as Cuckoo-pint.

Photograph credit: Eco Heathen

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