Arisaema triphyllum - rear view of spathe

Arisaema triphyllum - rear view of spathe   copyright  2000 Mark McDonough

Photo by Mark McDonough

The northeastern American native A. triphyllum is best known
by the common name Jack-in-the-Pulpit.  Extremely variable,
numerous names and subspecies have been described
based on spathe coloration and form.  However, I
have found that single populations are remarkably variable,
therefore haven't given much notice to subspecific rankings.

This is a dark flowering form, although from the outside
of the flower, the dark purplish-brown color doesn't show
through and the spathe appears green from the rear.
Notice the 10-12 white stripes and the strongly curled-
over "hood".  Compare this photo with the rear view of
the hybrid A. sikokianum x triphyllum, for some
interesting similarities.

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