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Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum (Five-leaved jack-in-the-pulpit)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum

Arisaema triphyllum (L.) Schott ssp. quinatum (Buckley) Huttleston

Five-leaved Jack-in-the-pulpit, Jack In The Pulpit, Indian Turnip

Araceae (Arum Family)

Synonym(s): Arisaema quinatum

USDA Symbol: ARTRQ

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

There are two jack-in-the-pulpits, both 1-2 feet tall and very similar, except that this one has 5 leaflets forming the leaf and the other, A. triphyllum, has 3. Flowers grow on a long, thick spike that is enclosed by a fleshy bract (in this case an enlarged leaf) with a flap over the top. It has the general likeness of an old-fashioned pulpit with a canopy over it, which suggests its common name. The many tiny flowers are off-white in color. It has pistillate flowers at the base and staminate flowers in the middle portion.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Dioecious
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Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , KY , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , TX

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-01-28
Research By: TWC Staff

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