Skunk Cabbage

Eastern Skunk Cabbage or their scientific name, “Symplocarpus Foetidus”, is a native plant often associated with a foul smell.

Skunk-cabbage is one of the earliest wildflowers to bloom in the spring. Skunk-cabbage gets its name from the odor that resembles rotting meat. Through an internal chemical process, the plant produces heat of up to 15 degrees Celsius, or 59 degrees Fahrenheit, to help melt the snow around them and become one of the first flowers to bloom in spring.

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