Western Skunk Cabbage Lysichiton americanum
Camp Hayden Road
Clallam County, Washington
(near sea level in a wet, boggy area)
Marshy area. Air temp approx 42 in early morning.
Lysichiton americanus (western skunk cabbage) emerging and Alnus rubra (red alder) grow in a wet area near a creek.
On a walk in my town, Lake Forest Park, Washington.
I noticed just five small Skunk Cabbages in the wetlands near Anderson Lake.
Lysichiton americanus (Western skunk cabbage)
Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park
Lysichiton is a genus in the family Araceae. These plants are known commonly as skunk cabbage or less often as swamp lantern. The spelling Lysichitum is also found. The genus has two species, one found in north-east Asia, the other in north-west America.