An abundance of Western Skunk Cabbage is present in this park, especially along the Wolf Tree Nature Trail. Strong odor was present on this day. Plants were flowered.
Lysichiton americanus (western skunk cabbage) and Alnus rubra (red alder) grow in a wet area near a creek.
On a walk in my town, Lake Forest Park, Washington.
This is the first Skunk Cabbage I've seen this spring! Not a great photo, as it was on the other side of Chimicum Creek.
Large bright green leaves growing in marshy areas with a pungent odor
A lifer for me...
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.