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Plants by Scientific Name

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema spp.)

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Description

Jack-in-the-pulpit is a stemless plant, 8 inches to 2 feet tall, that grows in the woods. It has one or two long-stalked, 3-parted leaves; and at the tip of its flowerstalk, which is not quite as long as the leaves, it has a peculiar flowering structure, tinted shades of green, greenish-white, and purple. The leaves and flower stalks rise from an underground, perennial corm, hard and turnip-shaped. The fruit is a mass of brilliant red or scarlet berries, each containing 1 to 5 seeds.

 

 

Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidate)

Japanese Yew

Description

Evergreen shrub that grows up to 40 feet tall or wide (can spread outwards instead of upwards) with needle like foliage and red berries.

 

 

Jimsonweed, Stink Weed (Datura stramonium L.)

Jimsonweed

Description

Jimsonweed is a stout, coarse annual herb 2 to 5 feet tall, with spreading branches. It has a pale-green stem and large, ovate, green or purplish, strong-scented leaves, coarsely toothed on their margins. Its flowers are large, white, and tubular, 2 to 4 inches long, and set on short stalks in the axils of branches. Its circular seeds, about 1/8 inch across, are contained in a hard, prickly capsule which, when ripe, splits lengthwise into four parts.