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Jack-In-The-Pulpit Beginning to Bloom

Another native plant the Stewardship team has seen around the Sanctuary recently is Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum). This unique woodland flower can be found in deciduous forests throughout the eastern U.S., preferring areas with moist soil in full shade. Jack-in-the-pulpit is pollinated in the springtime by flies, and by summer produces small berries that provide food for birds and small mammals. But humans beware! This plant is poisonous to humans and pets if consumed. 

Photo by Noah Rauch.