Jack in the Pulpits
Name: Charles M.
If Jack in the Pulpits ever have golden spores, on the
backs of the leaves and on the outside of the pulpit. I have a patch of
them in my wildflower garden, bigger each year, but this year they have
what appear to be spores, similar in size to the ones on ferns. What
are the spores - I hope they do not have some loath "pulpit disease".
No, jack-in-the-pulpit never produce spores, the most likely candidate for
spots on the leaves is probably fungus, but I cannot say for sure what they
The male flowers produce pollen but not on the leaves or outside. Perhaps
the Arisaema Page may have some info for you
Anthony R. Brach
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Update: June 2012