American Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: In Water
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet (.6-1.2 m)
Fruit: Other: Berries green when ripe.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Dec 1, 2013 3:25 PM

Native in the Pacific Northwest from Alaska to California, found in swampy areas. Blooms in early spring. Large, majestic plant, although best to be admired from a distance due to its unpleasant fragrance.

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