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ID: Hosta? or Sick Hosta?

 
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Hello,
I may or may not have planted or transplanted from another place a hosta in this spot. My place is pretty messy and I'm not there a lot of the time, so I don't really keep tabs on what is planted where.
And what's the red stuff on top?
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That doesn't look like any hosta I've ever seen. I have a plant called Lords and Ladies that does well with Hostas. It has a similar flower (berry?) stalk. Mine are in bloom right now and the leaves are all gone & it's just the flower stalk. I'm in the South East U.S.
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I've wondered what that thing in my flower bed is for years!

Cool series of photos of what it looks like in different seasons.

http://www.aphotoflora.com/mon_arum_italicum_italian_lords_and_ladies.html
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