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Purplestem Taro (Xanthosoma violaceum)

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Xanthosoma Violaceum, or more commonly know as Purplestem Taro, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Xanthosoma. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Xanthosoma Violaceum or Purplestem Taro's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Puerto Rico, specifically in the state of Florida.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Xanthosoma
  • Family: Araceae
  • Order: Arales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) PR (I)




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