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Skunk Cabbage

Lysichiton americanus

Description:

smelly flower

Habitat:

swamp

Notes:

The skunk cabbage has a strange life cycle. It lives underground in December and January. The skunk cabbage emerges from late February through May. When it blooms it smells like pee. That attracts flies. The flies get in there and become trapped. They get covered in pollen. The flies are released and the plant goes to seed.

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2 Comments

Kalen
Kalen 6 days ago

thanks

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a week ago

Interesting !

Kalen
Spotted by
Kalen

Spotted on May 23, 2020
Submitted on May 23, 2020

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