Jack in the Pulpit
Not the greatest pic, but it does show the flower in an interesting stage: just opening.
The same plant as above, hood now almost completely unfurled.
A close-up showing the wonderful contrasting colors.
Doesn't it look like a little soldier?
A great specimen in my friend's garden. Note the leaf markings.
Nice variegation in the leaves.
Luscious contrast of colors - black hood with marshmallow spathe jack
In the Chicago area, the plants start to grow mid to late April
This year my Arisaema sikokianum produced a double spathe for some reason.
I have had this plant about 5 years. It has bloomed every year but I have not had luck propagating it.
Developing fruit ... this plant is growing in a bed of Asarum canadense in my garden.
Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens, an expert horticulturalist and plant enthusiast who gives lectures and classes around the USA including at Longwood Gardens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. Learn more about him and his love of all things horticulture at http://www.karlgercens.com/