The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Appalachian Excursion in 2005!

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Woodland hike:
Halfway through my multiday meeting, our entourage took a half-day field trip up a moist, botanically rich hillside. The spring wildflowers were fantastic!

This is Arisaema triphyllum, commonly called a jack-in-the-pulpit. The funnel-like flower looks suspiciously carnivorous, and each spring I receive many e-mails from folks who think they've found a carnivorous plant when it turns out they've found this plant instead. Still, this thing is neat, don't you think?

It is quite attractive in fruit, too.

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Revised: October 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005