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Jack In The Pulpit
Jack In The Pulpit

Jack In The Pulpit

$10.99

Jack In The Pulpit is sometimes seen growing in the wooded areas along hiking paths, etc.  since it likes rich, moist, deciduous woods and floodplains. A member of the Araceae family, Jack is actually pollinated by small flies and flowers from March through June'ish here in Tennessee. The flower is an unusual green and maroon striped spathe surrounding a fleshy, maroon-colored spadix that bears the tiny, embedded flowers. The showy, bright red berries have the consistency of a ripe tomato, and are an attractive food source for birds, etc. (toxic to pets though) - the leaves and fruits contain calcium oxalate that can irritate the skin so it is important to wear gloves when collecting and cleaning the berries.

Jack In The Pulpit is sometimes seen growing in the wooded areas along hiking paths, etc.  since it likes rich, moist, deciduous woods and floodplains. A member of the Araceae family, Jack is actually pollinated by small flies and flowers from March through June'ish here in Tennessee. The flower is an unusual green and maroon striped spathe surrounding a fleshy, maroon-colored spadix that bears the tiny, embedded flowers. The showy, bright red berries have the consistency of a ripe tomato, and are an attractive food source for birds, etc. (toxic to pets though) - the leaves and fruits contain calcium oxalate that can irritate the skin so it is important to wear gloves when collecting and cleaning the berries.