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    • Eastern skunk cabbage
    • skunk cabbage
    • skunk-cabbage
  • Scientific Names
    • Symplocarpus foetidus
  • Vermont Flora Codes
    • SYMFOE

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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shaunmichael

Date

December 5, 2016 01:59 PM EST

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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wyatt_parra

Date

December 4, 2016 10:38 AM EST

Description

Plant has huge leaves in summer, in winter is just a rounded, green plant

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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awijker

Date

May 9, 2015 10:58 AM CEST

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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ringmi1

Date

November 26, 2016 02:20 PM EST

Description

Defining characteristics: found in very wet soil, maroon and green in color, only buds visible in fall

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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seanblaney

Date

June 25, 2016 12:57 PM ADT

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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ns57224p

Date

November 5, 2016 03:24 PM EDT

Description

This plant is native to eastern US. It has huge wide leaves that grow in a circular array. It is found growing in wetland habitats especially around moving water such as streams. When it snows and all plants are covered in snow, skunk cabbage is found uncovered in snow because it has a fast metabolic rate that produces heat, melting the snow around it.

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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carrieseltzer

Date

October 16, 2016 05:15 PM EDT

Description

Maybe? I'm guessing. Seems like a confused spring ephemeral.

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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petekleinhenz

Date

March 20, 2016

Place

rockford (Google, OSM)

Description

I came upon this mucky seep and found it full of skunk cabbage. I really enjoyed this natural area and hope to return when it's warmer.

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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April 22, 2016 08:33 AM EDT

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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belyykit

Date

January 19, 2013 03:01 PM EST

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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koinpro

Date

April 14, 2016 08:30 AM EDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Next to Hi-Land Lake

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Eastern skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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koinpro

Date

April 12, 2016 06:05 PM EDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Vernal pool near Duck Lake

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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