The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5
- courtesy of -
The International Carnivorous Plant Society

Q: Arisaema (Jack-in-the-pulpits)

A: Repeat after me, "This is not a carnivorous plant."

But since you asked (and asked, and asked, and asked), I will say a few things about this genus.

Arisaema, commonly called Jack-in-the-pulpit, is a nice little woodland plant. It has a flower that looks a great deal like the leaf of some kind of carnivorous pitcher plant. But it is not a carnivorous plant. It is a plant that is trying to attract insects for reproductive reasons, and not to consume them.

Care to learn more? Plug the word Arisaema into your favorite web search engine.

Page citations: Mabberley, D.J. 1987; personal observations

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Revised: January 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005