western skunk cabbage

Lysichiton americanus

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Lysichiton americanus, also called western skunk cabbage (USA), yellow skunk cabbage (UK), or swamp lantern, is a plant found in swamps and wet woods, along streams and in other wet areas of the Pacific Northwest, where it is one of the few native species in the arum family. The plant is called skunk cabbage because of the distinctive "skunky" odor that it emits. This odor will permeate the area where the plant grows, and can be...

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