Family:
Araceae
Scientific Name:
Arisaema triphyllum
Toxins:
oxalates
Flower Color:
Found:
woodlands, forest, swamp, marsh

Geographical Distribution

Jack-in-the-pulpit distribution - United States

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum

Three-leaved indian turnip, Devil's dear, Wake robin, Starch wort, Wild turnip, Dragon root, Bog onion, Pepper turnip
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Arisaema triphyllum is a perennial herb which is part of the Araceae plant family. Distinctive Jack-in-the-pulpit formation grows beneath large leaves. In late summer, a cluster of bright red berries appears.

The plant contains needle-like calcium oxalate crystals and perhaps other acrid substances, the berries, foliage, and roots of this plant will cause painful irritation and blisters in the mouth and throat if ingested.