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LORDS-AND-LADIES Arum maculatum (Araceae) Height to 50cm. Perennial of woods and hedges. FLOWERS comprise a pale green, purple-margined spathe, cowl-shaped and part-shrouding the club-shaped, purplish brown spadix; on slender stalks (Apr-May). FRUITS are red berries, borne in a spike. LEAVES are arrowhead-shaped, stalked, sometimes dark-spotted; appear in spring. STATUS-Commonest in S.