Known As: Green Dragon, Jack-In-The-Pulpit, Indian Turnip
Latin Name: Arisaema triphyllum
Description: Grows up to 2 feet high from a tuberous root.
Large leaves with three parts, smooth edges and net-veined. Each
plant has one flower beneath the leaves on a short stalk. The flower
(or jack) is a fleshy green spike (Spadix) with a number if inconspicuous
flowers on it. The flower is enclosed by a modified leaf called a
spathe (which is also known as the Pulpit) which may be red or reddish-violet.
In late summer, the spathe falls away and the plant has a cluster of bright
Poisonous Parts: Bulbs, stems, possibly leaves.
Symptoms: Oral, pharyngeal and esophogal irritant.
Salivation and edema (swelling). Dermatitis.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian.