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Jack-in-the-pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum

Description:

One to two large, glossy leaves, divided into three leaflets, rise on their own stems 1-3 ft. The intriguing blossom of this woodland perennial occurs on a separate stalk at the same height as the leaves. It is a large, cylindrical, hooded flower, green in color with brown stripes.

Habitat:

It is found in thickets and dry, open wooded areas throughout Canada and the United States. This particular individual was spotted in an upland forest in Shenandoah National Park, VA.

Notes:

Jack-in-the-Pulpit is usually monoecious, but some plants are unisexual and they have the capability to change their gender.

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marylou.wildlife
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marylou.wildlife

USA

Spotted on May 29, 2015
Submitted on Jul 17, 2015

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