The tuber is one of the most popular foods in the country and provides a basic diet for many. The tubers can be harvested and stored for several weeks if refrigerated.
Wild taro, dasheen, coco yam Origin Southeastern Asia, India Ecological Impact Labeled an "aggressive weed" that grows in dense clusters along lake shores and riverbanks, displacing native shoreline vegetation. Description An erect, perennial herb that grows up to 4 feet tall. Leaf blades are peltate attached to stalk near the center of leafand arrowhead in shape, and can grow up to 2 feet long.
Flowers occur in small fingerlike spikes. The fruit is a small berry that grows in clusters on the stalk Langeland and Burks, Identification Tips Wild taro grows along streams, canals, and other aquatic locations with high nutrient sources.
Look for large, arrowhead-shaped and peltate leaves which are stalked from the back of the blade. Wild taro resembles other plants in Florida such as arums Peltandra spp. History Wild taro was introduced to Florida in by th U.
Department of Agriculture to replace potatoes Langeland and Burks, Florida Range Found throughout the state of Florida.
Management Strategies Do not plant. Dig up tubers and discard with household waste.
Photos Most photos courtesy of the Atlas of Florida Plants ; click for additional plant details.Video Transcript. Wild taro, dasheen – Colocasia esculenta The wild taro is not native to Florida.
Wild taro is also known as elephant’s ear. However, elephant’s ear more properly applies to .
Akan: Kontomire বাংলা: কচু English: Taro latviešu: ēdamā kolokāzija, taro മലയാളം: ചേമ്പ് 日本語: サトイモ, 里芋. Commercial dasheen (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott var. esculenta) production and post-harvest protocol for OECS., Dominica: Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute, 30 pp.
Safo-Kantaka O, Common Name(s): Elephant ears, Green taro Cultivar(s): Black Magic, Fontanesia, Illustris Categories: Poisonous Plants, Water Garden Comment: Plant in 5 gallon pot with rich soil; sun to partial shade; tuberous rootstock with ringlike scars.
This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted r-bridal.com plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Colocasia esculenta wild taro This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted r-bridal.com plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above.