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Jack-in-the-pulpit

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1-3'
Flowers: Mar.-Jun.; striped, purple or green
Fruit: berry

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.8-7
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

wet woods, bogs and swamps

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE NY PA

Wildlife

Songbird *

Notes

red berry clusters appear late summer to fall; unusual flower; spreads rapidly from seed



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1338.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004