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Arisaema triphyllum


Woodland habitat


This is a first spotting of this species for me! I'm sure I've passed over them many times in the timber, but my new-found interest in plants makes me more aware while out and about.

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26 Comments (1–25)

beaker98 7 years ago

Thanks Adarsha! One of the good things about Project Noah is that you never miss anything, as it's always there to find:) It's really difficult to keep up with everyone's awesome sightings. Thanks for checking it out!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Very rare spotting!
I missed it...:(

Belated congratulations beaker..

beaker98 7 years ago

Thanks suunyjosef! It is definitely one of the most unusual in my area. It was an exciting find!

sunnyjosef 7 years ago

An unusual plant beaker98... Congrats to you...

beaker98 7 years ago

Thanks Tom! This was a pretty cool spotting for me. Now that I am paying more attention to plants, a new world is opening up. That will change as soon as the insects are on the move:) They've started, but its still pretty slow here.

Tom15 7 years ago

Nice series Bill and congrats on the SOTD!

beaker98 7 years ago

KarenPuracan, I will add that cropped photo when I get a chance. We'll see what it comes out like:) Mohammad, these are not carnivorous. Some insects do perish when falling in the bulb if there is water in it, but the plants do not consume them. Thank you also Sckel and science956!

science956 7 years ago

thats cool

Sckel 7 years ago

Congratulations, my friend. is an amazing plant.

is it an insectivorous plant ?

MrsPbio 7 years ago

Wouldn't it be cool if you would crop pic #3 so that only the stripes of the "pulpit" and "Jack were seen? I love those super close-up "what is it" guessing games I would find in nature magazines as a kid.

MrsPbio 7 years ago

Aww! I remember as a kid growing up in the woods of Michigan, giggling and giggling when mom showed me "Jack". It still makes me smile all these years later. Thanks!!!

beaker98 7 years ago

Wow! What a great surprise to wake up to:) Thanks Karen L and everyone for your kind words. I really appreciate it and am glad you like the plant!

LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Congratulations! Well deserved SOTD!

RiekoS 7 years ago

Nice! Congratulations!

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Great series Bill! Congratulations.

Nice one! Congratulations on the SOTD beaker98!

Tiz 7 years ago

Congratulations! Great series!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Congratulations beaker98! very well deserved SOTD! :-)

VivBraznell 7 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD Bill. Great series of images

Congratulations Bill !


KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats Bill, your lovely capture has earned you Spotting of the Day!
Jack in the pulpit is so named because the plant is said to look like a preacher standing in a pulpit (a raised platform or lectern in a church). This exotic looking perennial plant is native to moist woodlands in eastern North America.


beaker98 7 years ago

Thanks for commenting Stanislav Gres and Marta! I am really looking forward to keeping an eye on this one. It is the only one that I could find, but a little worried because it is so close to the trail. I hope nobody damages it.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

What a beautiful shape!

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on May 15, 2014
Submitted on May 15, 2014

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