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Directory of Wildflowers

Jack in the Pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum

Flower of Jack in the Pulpit
Flower of Jack in the Pulpit

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Green
Purple
 
Bloom Season
April - June
 

Features

Unusual flowers; a stalk of tiny flowers ('Jack') surrounded by a spathe (the 'pulpit'); red berries when female flowers are present.

Culture

Partial to full shade; moist to wet organic soils.

Notes

Found in wet, shady sites.