Calla, a genus of plants, belonging to the arum family, marked by an open and spreading spathe, with a white upper surface, an oblong spadix entirely covered with flowers, heart-shaped leaves, red berries, and thick creeping root stocks. The G. palustris is a native of marshy places in the north of Europe, and is common in cold bogs in the northern. United States. Its seeds are surrounded with jelly. In Sweden its root is dried, and furnishes a kind of meal from which bread is made. The C. AEthiopica was introduced into England from the Cape of Good Hope in 1731. It is also found wild in St. Helena. Its large spathe is pure white, surrounding a spadix which is colored deeply yellow by its antherif-erous flowers. It is often cultivated, and is one of the most beautiful of aroideous plants. Being hardy, it will live in temperate regions, growing in great vigor in the ordinary apartments of a house, and may be made to blossom all the year round.

Calla AEthiopica.

Calla AEthiopica.