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Skunk Cabbage or Swamp Lantern

Lysichiton americanus


This skunk cabbage was found in the coastal rainforest of Cape Perpetua near Yachats, Oregon in the United States.


Skunk cabbage also known as Swamp lantern, is found in the wetlands of the Pacific North West.


There were lots of skunk cabbage in bloom. The forest was filled with the resinous smell of skunk. Skunk cabbage is a strong remedy for asthma and bronchitis.

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1 Comment

KayceeAnnHoward 10 years ago

I've always called this skunk weed. Funny. My fiancé is from Virginia, and we went hiking a few moths ago and he was like "whoa what plant is that? And what's that smell?!"

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Yachats, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Apr 17, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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