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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Indian Turnip, Marsh Pepper
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 18 in to 24 in
Spacing: 15 in to 18 in
Light: Part Sun to Woodland
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify at 40F for 8 weeks. Then sow seeds just below the soil surface at 55F and water. Slow.
Seeds Per Oz: 550
Named for its resemblance to a preacher in a canopied pulpit, Jack in the Pulpit grows wild in woodland and marsh areas and sends up its unique hooded flower in the spring. Though Native American tribes gathered and boiled the fleshy roots as a vegetable, eating the root raw causes a sensation similar to swallowing a mouthful of glass shards. This sensation is caused by the calcium oxalate crystals in the plant, which protect it from predatory animals. The faint odor, however, attracts pollinating insects to the flowering spadix, or “Jack.” In spite of its repellent aspects, early Americans found many uses for this plant, including making poultices to reduce inflammation or grinding the dried roots for flour or starch.
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