Member of the Arum (Araceae) family. Found in moist woods and bogs during April - July, grows 1 to 3 feet tall. The flaplike spathe is green or purplish brown, often striped, and curves gracefully over the club-shaped spadix - the "Jack" or preacher in the canopied pulpit. Flowers are tiny at the base of the spadix. Leaves divided into 3 oval leaflets, berries are red and clustered and ripen in late summer or early fall.