Commonly called Cobra Lily, this unique specimen is a very impressive plant for the partial to full shade garden.
It produces greenish flowers that are sometimes marked with brown and white that really do look like a coiled cobra snake. Seeds form after the flower fades. The leaves form a wrinkly umbrella of two large leaves, two feet above the ground, sheltering the flower. The leaves have an interesting webwork of veining on the underside and they linger long after the flower has faded. Reddish orange berries appear later in the summer.