Skunk cabbage

Friends, this is also one of the early blooms in Crex Meadows. It is Skunk Cabbage and grows in very wet ground along streams or flowages.  I got my feet wet shooting this image, but i think it was worth the effort. The difficulty in this shot is portraying the pod-like bloom with the purple husk alongside the bright green of the huge leaves.  The name skunk cabbage comes from its rotten smell when the plant is crushed or physically disturbed.  I didn’t touch and left it undisturbed.  til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on May 9, 2012, in Crex Meadows, photography, Uncategorized, Wild flowers and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Skunk cabbage around here has an “aroma” even if you don’t crush it. I actually love the smell; very skunky

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