Please Note: These bulbs come up, bloom early, and go into dormancy during hot weather. If purchased for spring delivery they will be either coming out of dormancy or actively growing mid-spring. If purchased mid summer through fall they may either be going into dormancy, after they flower and set fruit, or are dormant and will not grow until the following spring.
Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Season: April-July
Suggested Uses: Jack-in-the-pulpit is a fascinating and beautiful shade-loving plant that thrives in moist woods. It makes for a great woodland rain garden plant. Especially useful in a garden that would stay fairly moist throughout the season. Fruit is bright red in the fall and very showy. A great conversation piece!
Native Range: Native to woodlands east of the Mississippi River. Native throughout the wooded areas of Minnesota.
Flowers: The unusual Jack-in-the-pulpit flower consists of a ridged hood or ‘pulpit’ enveloping ‘jack,’ an upright club that forms the seeds.
Leaves: There are 1 or 2 leaves per plant. They are divided into 3 sections. The female plants have 2 leaves, and the male plants have only 1. There is a vein running around the edge of each leaflet.
Food Uses: The roots (corms) can be eaten as a cooked vegetable. It is peppery and will burn if eaten raw. Thinly sliced and dried corms can be eaten like potato chips or ground into flour.
Other Names: Indian Turnip
More Information: USDA PLANT database profile