Skunk Cabbage – Springs First Flower (7 Photos)

Floral Friday

Its in a beauty category of its own. No flashy petals or rays make it stand out.  Its flower is more of an egg like spike. Beauty most likely is seen in the hood like bract that contains the flower – kind of pitcher plant like.

Flies and beetles appropriately pollinate the spike, what else wants to endure its smell. They seem to grow in pairs, deeply rooted in marshy ground, with signature Gnome-like hoods of maroon and green.

The leaves are starting to come on now, so you’ll need to get your chores boots on soon and take a muddy hike.

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7 thoughts on “Skunk Cabbage – Springs First Flower (7 Photos)

  1. Lindy Le Coq

    I remember finding Skunk Cabbage when I was a kid mucking around boggy streams. They do smell bad, but like you, their mysterious unfolding always fascinated me. Thanks for bringing back fond memories!

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