Arisaema triphyllum

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Araceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Retain if present. Interesting in a moist shade garden as its flowers form a small preacher in a pulpit.
Considerations:Poisonous--contains calcium oxalate crystals.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Seed, Specialty providers
Light: Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.

Insects:

Pollinated by flies.

Native Habitats:Moist hammocks

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Native Americans gathered the fleshy corms as a vegetable and either dried them or cooked them to dissolve the calcium oxalate crystals.
General Comments:The interesting flower shape reminded early settlers of someone standing in a pulpit.