What else is blooming in the woods?

Symplocarpus foetidus, commonly known as Skunk Cabbage, is growing and blooming in the wetlands of Harrington Park. This is fascinating low growing perennial plant can generate heat and melt its way through frozen ground. The flowers emerge first with the small flowers located on a 2-4” long spadix, located on a mottled purple 4-6” long spathe. The green leaves emerge later and can grow up to 22’ in length. The leaves will smell pungent if broken; the flower also has a mildly foul odor. cleanup 4_19_6cleanup 4_19_5

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