A Jack-in-the-pulpit from Chase in SC

This particular plant was found growing in deep shade along a sandy stream bank in Oconee Co., SC (July 2015). I did not have a scale handy for reference, but the plant was around 3-3 1/2′ tall, and 1 1/2′ wide at the crown. There were no flowers present and it appeared to be semi-woody with large green leaves that were entire with acuminate tips. There was a single stem with co-dominant branching at the top, and one green, globular fruit.


Hi Chase,

this is a Jack-in-the-pulpit plant with a young fruit cluster on it.  The scientific name is Arisaema triphyllum. Many know the flower which is found in the spring, and the fruit becomes red in late summer and fall.  Always a nice plant found in rich often moist woodlands.


Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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