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Arisaema triphyllum

Jack in the pulpit

Without a doubt, Jack in the pulpit is one of the most unique of our native woodlanders. The actual flowers are hidden down inside the spathe. These plants have the talent of switching sexes, with young plants tending to produce male flowers for a few years, and then female ones.

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Height: 12-30 in
Spread: 6-12 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Fall/Winter Fruit
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


Jack in the pulpit - Arisaema triphyllum from Native Plant Trust
Jack in the pulpit - Arisaema triphyllum from Native Plant Trust
Jack in the pulpit - Arisaema triphyllum from Native Plant Trust
Jack in the pulpit - Arisaema triphyllum from Native Plant Trust
Jack in the pulpit - Arisaema triphyllum from Native Plant Trust