Arisaema heterophyllum - a stately giant Jack-In-The-Pulpit

Arisaema heterophyllum - flower    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

This impressive Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema heterophyllum, is from eastern Asia. It is rated
hardy to USDA Zone 5-9.  In the view above, I have lifted the spathe tip to reveal the thick,
fleshy, textured interior of the pale green flower and the emerging spadix which is white
at the mouth of the flower, but shaded green and dull purplish above.  The flower lasts a
long time, beginning near the end of June and looking as fresh as ever 3 weeks after, on
July 14, 2002 (the day of this posted page).



Arisaema heterophyllum - leaflets    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough 

Photos by Mark McDonough
taken late June, 2002

In this view of the Arisaema heterphyllum, one gets a good sense of the impressive
mature leaf on the flowering stem, with 22 leaflets equally spaced along a thick
leaf "rim" that encircles the flower stem.  According to the Asiatica nursery
listing, this species has at least 15 leaflets. more leaflets than most other species.

[ overall plant views of Arisaema heterophyllum ]

[ 2001 Gallery of Ariseama - 16 photos ]
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