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Jack in the Pulpit

Jack in the pulpit wildflower in Wisconsin

Jack in the Pulpit

A common woodland plant that produces purple-spotted and striped leaves in the spring (April–May).





Jack in the Pulpit - A common woodland plant that produces purple-spotted and striped leaves in the spring (April–May). The plant is known by an abundance of common names including snakeshead, adder's root, arum, wild arum, arum lily, lords-and-ladies, devils and angels, cows and bulls, cuckoo-pint, Adam and Eve, bobbins, naked girls, naked boys, starch-root, wake robin, friar's cowl, sonsie-give-us-your-hand, jack in the pulpit and cheese and toast.

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The plant is known by an abundance of common names including snakeshead, adder’s root, arum, wild arum, arum lily, lords-and-ladies, devils and angels, cows and bulls, cuckoo-pint, Adam and Eve, bobbins, naked girls, naked boys, starch-root, wake robin, friar’s cowl, sonsie-give-us-your-hand, jack in the pulpit and cheese and toast.

Back Side

Jack in the Pulpit - The back side of the woodland Jack in the Pulpit plant.

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The back side of the woodland plant.

Jack in the Pulpit Berries

Jack in the Pulpit Berries - In fall Jack in the Pulpit plants produce berries that start off green and turn a bright red. The berries are extremely poisonous.

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In fall the plants produce berries that start off green and turn a bright red. The berries are extremely poisonous.  If planted around your yard be sure to keep away from pets and children. 

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