Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jack in the Pulpit

In April, at the SweetPs Art Festival, I got an excellent tip on where to spot this rare find. I’m very grateful for a tip to John Bullard and Tom Martin for telling me where to find this wood flower. John even provided a map and directions.

It took me two tries to finally spot the Jack in the Pulpit—so the moral of the story is a quote from Winston Churhill “never ever give up!” John reports that he saw five flowers at the Cochran Shoals park the following weekend.

Jack in the Pulpit is a woodland wildflower that is native to eastern North America. It can be found all the way from Canada to Florida. In my part of the world, Georgia, I’ve most often found it shaded by Trillium. The most distinctive feature of the jack-in-the-pulpit is its hooded flower. Jack (the stem in the center) can be seen standing in the pulpit. Jack in the Pulpit can be easy to overlook since it’s often under a leaf and it can look like a leaf from above. “Jack in the Pulpit” was photographed using a lensbaby lens—a selective focus lens.

View all the photos from this shoot at my zenfolio site, you can also purchase prints if you so inclined. Comments are always encourages and appreciated.


  1. Ohio is really full of wild flowers right now this si the best year ever for my rose bush because of the rain.

  2. I'll bet you have some beautiful roses!