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Arisaema triphyllum

Other common names: Indian Turnip, Small Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Other scientific names: Arisaema atrorubens, Arum triphyllum

French names: Ariséma triphylle

Family: Arum Family (Araceae)

Flowers: Spring;  Red/Pink, Green/Brown;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Compound, Entire

Height: 30-65 cm (11-25 in)

Habitat: Forests

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 36   

Native/Non-native: Native

Notes: All Jack-in-the-Pulpits found in Ontario are Arisaema triphyllum.

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: triphyllum: three-leaved

Photographs: 241 photographs available, of which 2 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) flower

Jack-in-the-Pulpit flowers are very distinctive.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) fruit
Photograph by Graham Buck

Pretty red fruit.

Range map for Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)