Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum

Jack-in-the-Pulpit


Native to the east, the Jack-in-the-Pulpit is sometimes planted in woodland gardens in B.C. All parts of the plant are poisonous. The plant contains fine crystals of calcium oxalate and when parts are bitten, these are said to enter the mucous membrane of the mouth. The symptoms are intense burning and irritation which normally stops further ingestion so that fatalities do not occur.