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Arum maculatum, commonly known as Cuckoo pint or Lords and ladies, is native to most parts of Europe, including the British Isles. Arum maculatum grows as Arum italicum (Italian Arum): the foliage emerges in the autumn and is evergreen during the winter months, and in April/May pale green goblet-like spathes appear. The spathes then die back in late summer to expose stunning spikes of orangey-red berries.
The green leaves of Cuckoo pint are usually flecked with black, although this doesn’t always occur.