Arisaema triphyllum
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Arisaema triphyllum

Jack in the pulpit
Indian turnip

  family araceae 
  genus arisaema 

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Genus  Arisaema Species  triphyllum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  dragonroot   Jack in the pulpit   Indian turnip Family  ARACEAE Specimen number  S11874 Data source  HtZn p79;MedPl p169;Xeri p287
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 3' Overall spread  1'
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist to wet Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Arisaema triphyllum can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Dragonroot (also known as Jack-in-the-pulpit and Indian turnip) needs summer days with high heat. It does well in moist to wet soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  expectorant Medicinal parts  Rhizome Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  The fresh rhizome is very toxic Medicinal notes  Arisaema triphyllum has been traditionally used as an expectorant. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the rhizome. The fresh rhizome is very toxic.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Tuber Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Arisaema triphyllum is typically propagated with the plant's tubers.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Arisaema triphyllum is a perennial. Flowers: Dragonroot (locally known in some parts as Jack-in-the-pulpit and Indian turnip) has a flower with a fleshy spadix that is covered by an outer spathe-like hood. The blossoms are most often a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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