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Western Skunk Cabbage

Lysichiton americanus


An unusual yellow flowering plant with large, short-stalked leaves. It emits a powerful odor similar to that of a skunk.


Swamps and wet woods, along streams and in other wet areas of the Pacific Northwest.


I thought this was an unusual little plant on our first walk down to the beach. After a few days of hiking, we have seen literally thousands upon thousands of them in the rainforest.

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Alaska, USA

Spotted on May 14, 2017
Submitted on May 17, 2017

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