Photographer: Robert Bierman
Arisaema triphyllum (L.) Schott subsp. triphyllum
Indian turnip, Jack-in-the-pulpit
Arisaema: Greek aris, a kind of arum, and haema for "blood"
triphyllum: Latin for "three-leaved"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb|
|Flower: ||yellow, tiny; inflorescence a cylindrical, rounded-tipped spadix with flowers covering only the lower section; greenish to reddish 4"-6" tall spathe is wider toward the top and arches over the spadix; blooms April-June|
|Fruit:||round cluster of red berries|
|Leaf:||usually 1 or 2, long-stalked, divided leaves with 3 leaflets, the side leaflets distinctly asymmetrical|
|Habitat: ||partial sun to shade; moderate moisture to moist; woods, forests; in sandy, loamy soil|