The Jack-in-the-Pulpit blooms April through June in damp woods from Canada to Florida.
Like the ornate wall pulpits in some European churches of yesteryear, the little ‘preacher of the woodland’ has a roof over his pulpit, too! Sometimes the interior of it is painted in stripes of vibrant burgundy, and sometimes soft greens and cream.
By late summer, his roof has vanished, and he has become a poker of glossy, Christmas-red berries!
Note: This panel received a FINALIST AWARD from Canadian Brushstroke Magazine in their May/June 2010 Still Life/Floral Competition.
Centre panel of the Woodland Wildflowers Triptych.