Western skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus)

Arum family (Araceae) | Wildflowers and Herbs plant group
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With its giant prehistoric looking leaves and huge bright yellow flowers, skunk cabbage is hard to mistake for anything else. It is abundant in wet places and its yellow blooms are one of the first harbingers of spring.

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With its giant prehistoric looking leaves and huge bright yellow flowers, skunk cabbage is hard to mistake for anything else. It is abundant in wet places and its yellow blooms are one of the first harbingers of spring.
Did You Know?
Western skunk cabbage, as the name suggests, is only found west of Montana and Wyoming. Its range extends into California to the south and north to Alaska. The roots are a known food source of bears.
Distribution in the US
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