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Arisaema triphyllum

Common Name: Jack-in-the-pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum
Arisaema triphyllum

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Arisaema
Species: Arisaema triphyllum

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The jack-in-the-pulpit plant has large leaves with three leaflets. Male plants will have a single leaf while females have two.

The flower is small, clustered at the base of the spadix, and wrapped in a cup-like spathe whith striped flap.

Habitat & Range

This plant lives in forests throughout the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada.

Life Cycle

The flower is in bloom from May to June and berries ripen to a deep red in late summer.

The plant is perennial.


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