In midspring, one or two compound leaves appear close to the ground, each with three leaflets framing an upright stem topped by a striped tannish-purple 3" long cuplike spathe (the pulpit) that contains and arches over the erect greenish-yellow spadix (Jack). It’s always a delight to lift the flap and see Jack.
This magical Northeastern native prefers dappled shade and moist rich woodland soil. Plant 10–18" apart. Nursery propagated. Z3. (bare-root crowns)
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