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Arisaema thumbergii subsp. urashimaFamily: Araceae
Japanese: ウラシマソウ (Urashima-sou)
The Japanese name for this arisaema comes from the fairytale of Urashima Taro, a fisherman who saved a sea turtle and was rewarded with a trip to the kingdom of the dragon god. The whip-like extension of the spadix is said to be reminiscent of Urashima's fishing rod.