Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum

Family Arum (Araceae)
Bloom Spring
Habitat Moist deciduous woods
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower The flower is an erect club 2-3″ long which sits inside a green or purple (sometimes striped) hood. It sits on top of a single stalk. The base of the green club is lined with tiny separate male or female flowers protected by a green hood.
Leaf There are typically 1-3 leaves divided into 3 leaflets. They are a dull green with deep veins.
Notes The fruit is a cluster of shiny green berries that turn bright red in the autumn. The fruit is poisonous.

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