These perennial aquatics are native to the acid bogs, stream
margins, and wet ditches of most of the southeastern United States,
but is also found as far north as Massachusetts, New York and
inland to Kentucky and West Virginia. New growth comes from the
underground stem. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region
and is found in bogs and shallow streams..
Leaves are basal, egg-shaped to widest in the middle; no
teeth and no lobes; tapers to the tip with sides less than equal
or blunt and nearly rounded. Leaf stalks are fleshy but pliable;
base is wedge shaped.
Flowers are cylindrical with a spadix that is yellow at
the tip and white below. Flowers are bisexual in nature and symmetrical
in form. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.