Indian turnip, Jack-in-the-pulpit
Etymology: Arisaema: Greek aris, a kind of arum, and haema for "blood"
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb
Leaves: usually 1 or 2, long-stalked, divided leaves with 3 leaflets, the side leaflets distinctly asymmetrical
Flowers: yellow, tiny; inflorescence a cylindrical, rounded-tipped spadix with flowers covering only the lower section; greenish to reddish 4"-6" tall spathe is wider toward the top and arches over the spadix; blooms April-June
Fruits: round cluster of red berries
Habitat: partial sun to shade; moderate moisture to moist; woods, forests; in sandy, loamy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5, Wetland Indicator = FACW- USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"