Kendrasue
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Mystery plant

This plant was found in an established garden of a hotel in North Adams MA. Seems to be thriving in part shade. The flower itself looks like a Jack in the Pulpit However.. The flower grows ABOVE the leaves by 10-14 inches! They look for all the world like cobra snakes standing up out of the vegetation to look around!! The Leaves and flowers are on thin fragile stems. The leaves grow with three lobes and a single seed develops at the juncture of the lobes. They also spread underground from what appears to be corms connected by runners. The flower is approximately 1.5 " in height and sports a tounge coming from inside the flower (not the hood) that grows to 6-8" in length. The flower is black. I have consulted the Berkshire Botanical Gardens, many garden centers, long time gardeners and many sites online. We all remain stumped. Any suggestions out there??? :?: :? If I were computer literate I would post a Pic
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Have you asked the management of the hotel that owns the garden? Perhaps they would give you the name of the people who care for the garden, or ask them on your behalf for the identity of the plant. If the plant is prolific, perhaps they would even give you some starts. :)

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Yes we tried contacting the garden designer but they either don't know what it is or they just don't want to bother replying.
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Any chance of a photograph? Photos help a great deal when trying to ID a plant.

A clear close-up of the leaves, another of the stems, at least one of the flower, and one showing the whole plant should be sufficient. :)
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I have several photos but havent figured out how to post them here. I have them in an email- is there a way to post it from there?
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Not directly, because this site doesn't host images. You need to upload your pics to an image-hosting site, such as photobucket.com. Most such sites are free. The image-hosting site will give you a link to use to post your pics on forums. The link will start with [img]and%20end%20with[/img].

Instructions can be found at this link:

[url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=23]Helpful Gardener's Tips & Suggestions for New Members[/url]
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Now I'm curious and am looking forward to a picture :) I use photobucket to get photos on here. Don't let the posting pictures thing intimidate you its really very very simple to do :D Hope to see your mystery plant pics soon! :D
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without seeing a photo on a wild guess, I'm thinking it could be one of the Asian arisaema's, cousins to our native jack in the pulpit.


Here's a picture of one

https://www.kalle-k.dk/Arisaema%20sikokianum.JPG

arisaema sikokianum


but there are a number of different varieties of them

Arisaema is a genus of the family Araceae. Other aeriods may also fit your description . The familiy include calla lilies, a number of house plants (monstera, philodendron, etc) and arum italicum , a british relative of
j-i-p:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arum_italicum



browse around a little and see if any of these look like what you are talking about - and do post those pictures!
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pics of mystery plant

Here are the pics of the mystery plant
[img]https://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k583/kendrasueh/Plants/mysteryplant.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k583/kendrasueh/Plants/mysteryplant2.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k583/kendrasueh/Plants/mysteryplant4.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k583/kendrasueh/Plants/mysteryplant6.jpg[/img]
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I would say definitely a member of Arisaema. I can't enlarge the pics much, without a lot of pixellation. Not having seen the plant in person, I really can't guess at a species name.

The three-leaflet leaves suggest A. triphyllum, but there are several other species that also have three-leaflet leaves. Sorry I can't be of more help. :(
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Thanks anyway....I have shown the plant in person to a lot of 'professionals' but we all come to the same conclusion...a member of arisema but no name
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Have you tried contacting the International Aroid Society? Since you have seen the plant in person, you might even be able to ID the species yourself, from the Gallery on their website. If not, you might send some of the pics to them, just to see if they can help. Their website is at https://www.aroid.org/genera/arisaema/herold/ .

HTH!

P.S. If you do manage to get an ID, I'd love to hear what you learn. :)
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thanks for the tip. Ill post whatever I find out
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