The fields to the east are being developed, so all of this sediment washed down into the swamp during a big rain on Saturday.
growing directly out of the ground. I didn't realize that it was actually alive until I picked it up.
The inside is a very spongy mass with about 6 approx. 1cm, somewhat spherical seeds.
Large egg shaped leaves. Flowers not present. Found in the Tamarack Bog.
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.