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Skunk Cabbage-Symplocarpus foetidus is the earliest flowering wildflower of the year. As a matter of fact it sometimes flowers even before the year changes. It does this by creating its own heat through a chemical reaction between oxygen and the … Continue reading
Another shot from the Quabbin Park seep as the skunk cabbage buds start to swell.
Besides the leaves under glass this seep also hosts skunk cabbage-Symplocarpus foetidus which I visit most years at this time. For those unfamiliar, these are the flower buds which precede leafing out and create their own heat so are often … Continue reading
About time they showed up after being mentioned for a few days. Skunk Cabbage-Symplocarpus foetidus, with a variety of other names such as Polecat Weed, is found in wet areas such as the seep located along the road in Quabbin … Continue reading
But what is being harbinged? Skunk Cabbage-Symplocarpus foetidus is an early adopter of spring so one might think it indicates the arrival of that season. But this was on January 2nd. Just a wee bit early for anything to be … Continue reading