Spring Wildflowers

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Member of the Arum (Araceae) family.  Found in moist woods and bogs during April - July, grows 1 to 3 feet tall.  The flaplike spathe is green or purplish brown, often striped, and curves gracefully over the club-shaped spadix - the "Jack" or preacher in the canopied pulpit.  Flowers are tiny at the base of the spadix.  Leaves divided into 3 oval leaflets, berries are red and clustered and ripen in late summer or early fall.

To learn more about Jack-in-the-pulpit, visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database

jack in the pulpit