Please identify seed pod

Asked September 21, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT

i found this object on the ground by itself, there are a few trees around but I don't see anything like this on them. It is about 8 inches long. The bright orange seeds inside resemble plastic or candy-corn. Thank you!

Bergen County New Jersey

1 Response

This is a decomposing seed pod of a member of the Arum family, most likely Jack-in-the-pulpit, that blooms in early spring.