Connecticut Plants
Arisaema triphyllum (L.) Schott

While some sources divide New England's Jack-in-the-pulpits into three species (Arisaema triphyllum, A. atrorubens, and A. stewardsonii), most modern authorities lump them all into A. triphyllum.

  • Synonyms: Arisaema atrorubens, Arisaema stewardsonii
  • Family: arum (Araceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods, swamps
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: actual flowers are tiny; "pulpit" structure (a spathe) is 3-4 inches high
  • Flower color: green, sometimes streaked with red-brown
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: native
Arisaema triphyllum (L.) Schott
Arisaema triphyllum (L.) Schott

Jack-in-the-pulpit has red berries, which ripen in late summer or early fall.

Arisaema triphyllum (L.) Schott