Arisaema triphyllum - pale form

Arisaema triphyllum - pale form   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.

In this form the spathe is pale green with white
stripes, although some dark coloration can be seen
at the apex of the folded spathe.  While light brown,
pale green or all-green spathes are common with
Arisaema triphyllum, I have generally selected
darker forms which I find to be more interesting
and attractive.

In the background are the emerging leaves of a
hybrid Hosta, sharing the same ghostly chartreuse,
white-striped coloration of the Arisaema specimen.

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