Arisaema triphyllum (L.) Schott
Family: Araceae
Indian turnip, Jack-in-the-pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum image
Paul Drobot  
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