( Arisaema triphyllum ) aka Indian Turnip Bloom Time: Spring – Early Summer (April – June) Location: prefers almost total shade, and is often found in moist, deciduous woods (general). It can be found in upland deciduous forests, such as those north and east of Kettle Hole Marsh. Also found in Best Woods (Arb). Family: Arum (Araceae) Physical Description: The lower is a 2-3 inch long club (spadix) inside a tubular base, which becomes a hood-like growth (spathe). This hood drapes over the top of the tube in a crescent shape. The spathe is often green, or greenish-purple accented by dark purple or white lines. Spadix is typically green. Possesses 1-2 sets of three compound leaves. The edges are wavy, but not toothed, have distinctive veins and often hide the flower from view. In late summer, Jack-in-the-Pulpit produces a cluster of red berries. Height varies from 1-2 feet. NOTE: Berries contain oxalic acid and should not be consumed. The root was historically eaten by Native peoples.