Plant Profile

Arisaema triphyllum ssp triphyllum: Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Indian Turnip

Family: Arum

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail; Bear Creek Lake State Park: Lakeside Trail

Bloom Period: Apr–early May

Habitat: Moist, wooded areas, swampy areas

Interesting Facts:

  • Bloom said to resemble a preacher in his pulpit.
  • Plant contains calcium oxalate crystals, which are poisonous.
  • Corms edible only when boiled and dried.
  • Wild turkeys eat the berries.