Many individuals emerging in the fen and surrounding areas.
This is an unusual green/yellowish, rather than the typical mottled red/green. I'm not sure how this happens--less direct sun, maybe?
This is the typical mottled red and green flower, before the leaves unfurl.
First wildflower of the spring!
Along the River Trail
One of many seen throughout the region.
Eastern Skunk Cabbage, Clumpfoot Cabbage, Foetid Pothos, Meadow Cabbage, Polecat Weed, Skunk Cabbage, or Swamp Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), commonly known as simply Skunk Cabbage, is a low growing, foul smelling plant that prefers wetlands. Native to eastern North America, it ranges from Nova Scotia and southern Quebec west to Minnesota, and south to North Carolina and Tennessee. It is protected as endangered in Tennessee.