Jack-In-The-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) [air-iss-EE-mah try-FY-lum]

Other Names Arisaema triphyllum (NGN), Arisaema tryphyllum
Family Araceae
Description

One of the most distinctive Illinois wildflowers, Jack-in-the-Pulpit has several long (up to 7 inches long) leaves and a curious flower (which literally looks like a preacher in a pulpit) hidden under a flap.

After a dramatic two week spring emergence as a pointed spike in May, the arrow shaped leaves unfurl to reveal “Jack” in his pulpit. In summer, brilliant red fruit remain. 

Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial
Where to Find It Crow Island Woods is one of the best places in the area to find Jack-in-the-Pulpit, especially where the forest provides dappled shade.
Why to Like The unusual form and flower makes this native wildflower a lot of fun.
Mature Size 12 - 18 inches tall. 12 - 18 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Full Shade - Partial Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium - Wet:
Zones 4a - 9b
Tags Non-Allergenic, Wet Site Tolerant, Spring Ephemeral
Bloom Period April to May
Flower Color Green/Purple
Animals That Use It

Fruit:

 
Data Sheets
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