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Plant Name:

Jack In The Pulpit

Scientific Name:

Arisaema triphyllum


Jack In The Pulpit is a unique perennial plant with a distinctive flower structure resembling a "pulpit" and dark green leaves.


Moist woodlands and shaded areas


Jack In The Pulpit provides habitat for various insects and small animals. Birds may also use the plant for perching. The plant's berries are consumed by birds and small mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Jack In The Pulpit prefers partial to full shade and moist, well-drained soil.


Jack In The Pulpit has cultural significance in Native American folklore.

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All parts of the plant, especially the leaves and roots, contain toxic compounds

Fun Facts:

Jack In The Pulpit is also known as Indian Turnip or Wake Robin.

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