Cuckoo Pint (Arum maculatum)

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Cuckoo Pint

The Cuckoo pint (alternative names are Lords and Ladies, Wild arum, Devils and Angels) is a common palnt of hedgerows and woodland, flowering in early Spring. The orange / red berries can be seen from mid-summer, and grow on a short spike from 6 to 18 inches in height, which can last into winter. All parts of the plant are poisonous, including the sap which can cause skin irritation.