Wednesday, 20 February 2013


New leaves of Arum maculatum emerging through a bed of young, green nettles.
April 16th 2012

Jack in the Pulpit / Lords and Ladies (Arum maculatum) and young nettles.


Tim said...

A lovely photo there. I hope you don't mind me mentioning, you have the latin name right, but the common name is lords and ladies.

Mark and Gaz said...

Love the contrast of shape and texture!

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Tim - thank heavens you mentioned that. What an idiot I am! More haste, less speed. I've changed it. There are various colloquial names (none of which are Hart's Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium!)for Arum maculatum. 'Lords and Ladies' is a name I've come across in the last few years. Before that, I'd known it as 'Jack in the Pulpit' - a name I still prefer because it fits the berries on a spike stage so well.

Hi, Mark and Gaz. It's like a crowd of children. They start roughly the same size but some soon outstrip the others in height. This little plant may not have survived too well once the nettles got going.

Tim said...

No problem. The name I've always known it by is lords and ladies - perhaps it's more commonly known as that Up North!? (I'm originally from the North Lincolnshire area). I like the Jack in the pulpit name and will add that to my blog entry for Arum maculatum :)

Barbee' said...

We have a native plant here in USA that we call Jack-in-the-Pulpit. I planted some and they were beginning to take off, then some hired workmen trampled them. I should remember to watch and see if any survive. I was interested to see yours. Ours is Arisaema triphyllum (L.)
Jack in the pulpit, Indian jack in the pulpit, Jack-in-the-pulpit
Araceae (Arum Family)
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.

easygardener said...

The leaves provide a lovely contrast. I have Arums in the garden, gradually creeping through the garden borders now I have given up trying to control them.

Linda said...

This is such a beautiful photo. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful GREEN - Spring is on its way! But am I the only person who still uses the name "cuckoo pint" for the wild Arum?
Keep up the good work :)