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Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)    
Family: Araceae      
  Jack in the Pulpit  

Location: Found in rich damp woodlands, swamps and bogs. Requires moist, humus-rich soil.


  • Flowering perennial herb
  • Height: Up to 1 m (3 ft)
  • Flowers April-June


  • Roots used externally for skin infections, pain, swelling



  • Basal leaves only
  • 3 leaves each on 2 stalks





Flowering structure:

  • Irregularly shaped, up to 8 cm (3 in) long
  • Spathe (pulpit) usually green with purple/brown stripes
  • Spadix (jack) covered with tiny female and male flowers

Fruiting structure:

  • Found in the pulpit stalk
  • Cluster of bright red berries


  Jack in the Pulpit Fruit    
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