SITY: Jack-in-the-Pulpit in Bloom

A couple of years ago, I found some three-leaved plants that I thought were likely to be Jack-in-the-pulpit. Now I can say that at least one of them definitely is.


This is a very small plant, only a few inches tall. If I hadn’t specifically been looking for it, I’d never have noticed it. I’m interested to see if it will grow taller in the future. I suspect that it will, because sources describe Jack-in-the-pulpit as being one-to-two feet tall. I’ll probably have to wait a few years to see any berries, because Jack-in-the-pulpit always produces a male flower the first few times it blooms. Later, if it’s able to save up enough energy, it will bloom female. At least, that’s the gist of what I read in various sources, but there was some disagreement on the details, so I’ll have to do more research. In the meantime, I’m just really happy to have seen my first real, live Jack-in-the-pulpit flower!

This entry was posted in Local Flora and Fauna and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to SITY: Jack-in-the-Pulpit in Bloom

  1. Pingback: SITY: Development | Blue-Footed Musings

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.