Jack in the Pulpit
Each spring the forest floor becomes a stage for the wild, weird and beautiful.
Arisaema triphyllum never disappoints.
There is amazing beauty in its weird and wild ways.
History and folklore from: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arisaema_triphyllum
One account from the Meskwaki Indians states that they would chop the herb’s corm and mix it with meat and leave the meat out for their enemies to find. The taste of the oxalate would not be detectable because of the flavored meat, but consuming the meat reportedly caused their enemies pain and death. They also used it to determine the fate of the sick by dropping a seed in a cup of stirred water; If the seed went around four times clockwise, the patient would recover, if it went around less than four times they would not.