Answer: As you have noted, skunk cabbage thrives where the ground stays wet. It is adapted to grow--and thrive--where most other plants would drown. Rather than try to eradicate your skunk cabbage, is there any way you can dry out the sections of your yard youwould like something else to grow? Can you remove some overhanging branches to let some sunshine in? Or re-contour the area to allow for better drainage? Are there other plants you are hoping to establish? Most likely a lawn will not flourish, so consider some well-adapted woodland plants like ferns.
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