#NPOD: Jack in the Pulpit #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 03/18/2013

Photo from March 26, 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, Ga.

Jack in the Pulpit – for more photos / info go to the  Arisaema triphyllum detail page.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit - Arisaema triphyllum

Jack-in-the-Pulpit – Arisaema triphyllum

Also NPOD 03/18/2011, 03/18/2012

 

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4 thoughts on “#NPOD: Jack in the Pulpit #Nativeplants

  1. Tiffanie

    I have about 7, or 8 Jack-in-the-Pulpits planted under a giant cherry tree, in my woodland trail garden in Newport, NH. Two of them are about 23 inches tall, with the hood, and spadix being about 3-1/2 to 4 inches in height, and the top of the hood is about 2 inches wide. Do i have a different type of Arisaema triphyllum, or are they just really happy where they are growing?

    Thank you for your web-site, it has been most helpful in identifying many plants, and flowers.

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    1. Gerry Post author

      Hi, Tiffanie –
      Several subspecies of Arisaema triphyllum have been recognized at various times, but as of now all of them are “not accepted” by mainstream botanists, including ssp. quinatum, which I have listed as a separate subspecies on USWildflowers.com. I don’t know the characteristics by which botanists formerly defined those other subspecies (other than ssp. quinatum); possibly yours could have been one other than ssp. triphyllum, I just don’t know. As of now, however, they’re all classified as one species with no subordinate classification, so let’s just call yours “happy.” 🙂

      Thanks for your kind comments; I’m glad you find the website useful.

      – gcw

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