skunk cabbage

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Related to skunk cabbage: Lysichiton americanus
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Synonyms for skunk cabbage

deciduous perennial low-growing fetid swamp plant of eastern North America having minute flowers enclosed in a mottled greenish or purple cowl-shaped spathe

clump-forming deciduous perennial swamp plant of western North America similar to Symplocarpus foetidus but having a yellow spathe

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With everything in line, I waited as the cow converged on the skunk cabbage marker.
It's a South American species, Xanthosoma robustum, that's related to the dead-horse arum, philodendron, and skunk cabbage.
Wants: small roots/bulbs, dog-tooth violets, bleeding heart, snow poppy, gentian, wood sorrel, hostas, deep shade ferns, bell wort, creeping Jenny, lily of the valley, Irish or peacock moss, English bluebells, snow drops, lily leek, Turk's-cap lily, honeysuckle, skunk cabbage
A related species, the yellow skunk cabbage (Lysichitum americanum) is so restricted to such areas that it is an excellent indicator of average water-table depth (Minore 1969).
Another wildflower with a distintice smell is Skunk Cabbage.
Here is where I first drew a skunk cabbage, in 1971.
They grub for beach lovage-a member of the parsley family-and for skunk cabbage.
They have skunk cabbage to forage on and open bowels that have not operated all winter.
Then there is, of course, the American skunk cabbage Lysichiton with its yellow and white spathes in spring followed by bold leaves beneath which nothing else survives.
The Phases of The Tufted Titmouse Moon & the Skunk Cabbage Moon
YOU know you are going to be in for a treat at a nursery and garden that boasts great-sounding plants like American skunk cabbage.
Good skunk cabbage and a worthy schizophragma hydrangeoides.
The fleshy tips of skunk cabbage spathes are poking through the mud and snow along a creek off Chautauqua Road.
skunk cabbage, Lysichiton americanum, with glass so insects could see them but not catch the scent.
Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton) fully lives up to its name and lots of Arisaemas smell revolting, but this little Iris has been totally maligned.