The giant white arum lily is native to Lesotho, South Africa, Kenya, and Swaziland in southern Africa.
It is becoming naturalized in North America. The "arum lily" is not a member of either the Arum
or Lilium genus.
Identification: These lilies reach 24-36" (60-91 cm) in height, and are
found in wet areas or shallow water.
Although evergreen, they will lose their leaves during dry periods. The pure white flower (actually a modified leaf
called a spathe)
is a creamy pink color toward the center. The actual flower is the central spadix, which is yellow, tipped
Edibility: Poisonous All parts of this plant contain
high levels of calcium oxalate, which produces a severe burning sensation when eaten, as well as