Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2921

Forb
Perennial
Reversibly dioecious, or monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in mesic forests, bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: (3)5 leaflets
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Spathe hood green
Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Summer
Red
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Arisaema quinatum   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum   FAMILY Araceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 032-05-002?:
Arisaema triphyllum   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Arisaema quinatum

LESS THAN Biosystematics of the Arisaema triphyllum complex (Treiber, 1980)
Arisaema triphyllum ssp. pusillum

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Jack in the Pulpit, Preacher John, Prester-John


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picture of Arisaema triphyllum, image of Arisaema quinatum

JK Marlow    jkm070407_029

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Lateral leaflets (of primary leaf) 2-parted or 2-lobed (rarely unlobed), per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Arisaema triphyllum, image of Arisaema quinatum

JK Marlow    jkm120424_647

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

picture of Arisaema triphyllum, image of Arisaema quinatum

JK Marlow    jkm110510_368

May    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Lateral leaflets are deeply bilobed, so leaves appear to have 5 leaflets, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Arisaema triphyllum, image of Arisaema quinatum

JK Marlow    jkm110510_385

May    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Leaves glaucous beneath at maturity, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Arisaema triphyllum, image of Arisaema quinatum

JK Marlow    jkm160502_025

May    Transylvania County    NC

Often considered to be a variety of, or not distinct from, A. triphyllum, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Arisaema triphyllum, image of Arisaema quinatum

JK Marlow    jkm160502_027

May    Transylvania County    NC

Spathe flange 2-9mm broad; hood green, obtuse to abruptly acute, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Arisaema triphyllum, image of Arisaema quinatum

JK Marlow    jkm120728_049

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Spathe withers after flowering, replaced by a showy cluster of red berries, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.