Jack In The Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum
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Jack In The Pulpit
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In Stock: 0.67 lb
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Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 60 days.
requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* The leaves are trifoliate, with groups of three leaves growing together at the top of one long stem produced from a corm ; each leaflet is 8-15 cm long and 3-7 cm broad.
* Striking in the woodland garden; likes woodland soil; red berries in fall.
* Stored seed remains viable for at least a year and can be sown in spring in the greenhouse but it will probably require a period of cold stratification. Germination usually takes place in 1 - 6 months at 15°c. more...
* he plant contains calcium oxalate crystals in all parts, and because of this consumption of the raw plant material results in a powerful burning sensation. It can cause irritation of the mouth and digestive system, and on rare occasions the swelling of the mouth and throat may be severe enough to affect breathing.If the plant is properly dried or cooked it can be eaten as a root vegetable.A preparation of the root was reported to have been used by Native Americans as a treatment for sore eyes. more...