Jack in the Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit

This plant’s cluster of berries turns red when ripe.

Jack in the Pulpit is native to Eastern and Mid-Western North America. Its scientific name is Arisaema triphyllum but it is known by many other names including Lord-and-Lady, Indian Turnip, Dragonroot and Devil’s Ear. All parts of the plant are poisonous as it contains high amounts of oxalic acid.

© S. Creighton 2009