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Jack In A Pulpit Flower

Jack In A Pulpit Flower. This flower, arisaema triphyllum, looks like a preacher in a pulpit. This flower has a three-art leaf system and the flower contains a spadix that creates a covered hood, which is called a ‘pulpit’.

Jack In A Pulpit Flower

This scientific name is arisaema triphyllum. The word arisaema came from the Greek word ‘aris’. Aris is a common Greek name. Some specifies have a reddish color, ‘haima’ meaning ‘blood’. It got that name because of the reddish color scheme. The word ‘triphyllum’ means 3-leaved in Latin. The word spadix is what they are called, but most people just say Jack instead.

If you look closely at the flower, it looks like a Preacher In A Pulpit. However, sometimes this plant is called either an Indian Turnip, Brown Dragon, American Wake Robin, Wake Robin or a Wild Turnip.

You can find these in the lower 48 states and even parts of Canada. These flowers can be eaten, but you have to remove parts of it due to calcium oxalate crystals. These can cause blisters if eaten raw. It is said to fell them and cut them into pieces before you roast them at low temperatures for around an hour. It is eaten as a root vegetable. But extreme care must be used in preparing.

Native Americans used the Jack In A Pulpit for sore eyes. Some say you can use it to treat rheumatism, bronchitis, and snakebites, as well as to induce sterility.

The Jack In A Pulpit are considered a Perennial. A Perennial plant is present all seasons of the year and can be considered an herb.

I thought that is a neat plant that God created. I wanted to share it with you.

Jack In A Pulpit Flower (Preacher In A Pulpit Flower)

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. I listen to nothing but Christian Music. I work as a graphic designer.

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