Jack in the pulpit

Arisaema serratum

  • Jack in the pulpit
  • Jack in the pulpit
  • Jack in the pulpit
  • Jack in the pulpit
  • Flower name
    Jack in the pulpit
  • Scientific name
    Arisaema serratum
  • Alias蝮草, Jack in the pulpit , マムシソウ, アリサエマ, Arisaema
  • Place of originJapan and Nort-east asia
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is Jack in the pulpit

Jack in the pulpit (scientific name:Arisaema serratm) is non-wild grass of the perennial plant originally from Japan and China of the Araceae department Arisaema genus. It lets a floret bloom in the spadix which stretchs out floral held in the sheath of the leaf wrapped in spathe from the stem stood straight in the shade of a tree of the forest in early summer from late spring. All grass is toxic including a potato-formed underground stem. The part looking like a stem is called a false stem with the sheath of the leafstalk A spadix protected with a Buddha flame parcel gets a large number of stamens. Because it is dioecism, as for the male flower, the female flower is prepared into only the stamen only by a pistil, and there is no petal in both. There are two pieces of tarsus-formed wings of a biplane, and the small leaf is shiny with 7-14 pieces. It produces the fruit of red grains in autumn. In a poisonous plant, it becomes the Chinese medicine.

A generic name: Jack in the pulpit, A scientific name: Arisaema serratum, another name: , Arisaema serratum,Mamushigusa,Mamushiso (in Japanese), Arisaema serratum (Kanto Arisaema serratum, green), the place of origin: Japan, China, distribution: The shade of a tree of the forest, Height of a rice plant: 50-70cm, leaf shape: Wings of a biplane tarsus-formed in an open palm, the number of the leaves: The number of the small leaves constituting two pieces, a leaf: 7-14 pieces, leaf width: 20-30cm, a leaf color: Green, inflorescence form: A spadix, anthesis: For from April to May,color of a flower: Purple (purplish red - deep purple - black purple, green, inflorescence diameter: 15cm, a petal: Nothing, the fruition period: For from September to October, colored fruit: red from green ,carefully: Granulation, a use: Chinese medicine.


  • Eye
    Alismatales
  • Family
    Araceae
  • Genus
    Arisaema
  • Species
    A. serratum
  • Type of flower
  • Array of flower
    Fleshy inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    Palm shape
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeYears of weed
  • Flower colorscream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 70.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower15.0 ~ 15.0 cm

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