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Jack in the Pulpit - Arisaema triphyllum This plant has one to two large, glossy leaves divided into three leaflets. The flower occurs on a separate stalk at the same height as the leaves. It is a large, cylindrical, hooded flower that is green with brown stripes (spathe- &quot;the pulpit&quot;) with a club-shaped spadix (&quot;Jack&quot;). Color variations do exist for this plant.<br />
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This plant has a strong, unpleasant taste, which causes a burning reaction if eaten raw. However, Native Americans gathered the corms for food.  Arisaema,Arisaema triphyllum,Geotagged,Jack in the Pulpit,Spring,United States,jack-in-the-pulpit Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Jack in the Pulpit - Arisaema triphyllum

This plant has one to two large, glossy leaves divided into three leaflets. The flower occurs on a separate stalk at the same height as the leaves. It is a large, cylindrical, hooded flower that is green with brown stripes (spathe- "the pulpit") with a club-shaped spadix ("Jack"). Color variations do exist for this plant.

This plant has a strong, unpleasant taste, which causes a burning reaction if eaten raw. However, Native Americans gathered the corms for food.

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''Arisaema triphyllum'' is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from a corm. It is a highly variable species typically growing 30–65 centimetres in height with three-parted leaves and flowers contained in a spadix that is covered by a hood. It is native to eastern North America, occurring in moist woodlands and thickets from Nova Scotia west to Minnesota, and south to southern Florida and Texas.

Similar species: Water-plantains
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 10, 2018. Captured May 14, 2018 13:04 in 553 Lake Rd, Pine Plains, NY 12567, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm