jack-in-the-pulpit :

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  • n  common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries
  • n  common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum

  • This is particularly true with her flower paintings: magnified closeups, filling the whole surface, of a black iris, a jack-in-the-pulpit, or a calla lily.
  • The male part of the jack-in-the-pulpit allows mosquitoes to escape by opening a small hatch.

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