Jack In The Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) is a charming wildflower native to mid-western and eastern North America but easily grown in shady gardens elsewhere.

Jack In The Pulpit Flower

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It derives its common name from its strange flower: a pocket-shaped pulpit (“spathe“) with a protruding hood that surrounds a central finger-shaped spadix (“jack“). Jack-in-the-Pulpit is also known as Indian turnip or bog onion.

Arisaema Triphyllum

It is a perennial plant from the arum family, and there are 170 to 200 species[1] in the Arisaema genus. This plant grows 1-3 feet tall and has 1-2 large, shiny leaves, each divided into 3 leaflets.

Green Jack In The Pulpit Flower

Its large, striped, and hooded flower blooms in spring on a separate stem level with the leaves. The flower comes in purple, greenishwhite, and green shades. Its bloom forms a club-shaped cluster of scarlet or red berries in autumn.

Greenish White Jack In The Pulpit Flower

Suggested Reading: Flowering Plants

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Key References
  • [1]“Jack-in-the-Pulpit Preaches Preservation – Virginia Native Plant Society”. Accessed November 18, 2021. Link.


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