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Arisaema triphyllum

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Scientific Name:

Arisaema triphyllum

Genus:

Arisaema

Species Epithet:

triphyllum

Common Name:

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Araceae (Arum Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Mesic forests, bottomlands

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Emerging Plant

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Just Starting to Open

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Leaves Unfolding

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The leaves are starting to unfold, and the pulpit is not yet curled over. It is a strange looking plant at this stage.

Leaves are Mostly Open

May 2006, near Black Mountain

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Bloom

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M Baumeister

Bloom Closeup

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Bloom Closeup

NC mountains, May/June 2006

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© Chuck Yancey

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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