Strange plant with cluster of red berries

innisfreeSeptember 5, 2006

While cleaning up my backyard (which exists in a semi-wild state), I found a plant I can't identify. It has long (6" or more) leaves which seem to grow two to a plant, and nestled at the base between them is a large, egg-size or better, cluster of bright red berries. I pulled one up and the root looks almost bulbous. Any ideas?

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philmont_709n2(z6 Ohio)

Jack in the Pulpit?

    Bookmark   September 5, 2006 at 6:30PM
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That's it! Strange that I cold't find it in my wildflower guides. Thanks. Now, to plant for next year or not. It apparently loves the spot where the washing machine drains - not very scenic!

    Bookmark   September 6, 2006 at 9:03AM
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waplummer(Z5 NY)

I never would have thought of Jack-in-the-pulpit from your description. Jacks have three not two leaves and the berries are on a stalk not nesled at the base. The only thing linking it to Jacks is the bulbous root (Indian turnip)

    Bookmark   September 6, 2006 at 9:53AM
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