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Araceae > Symplocarpus (skunk cabbage)

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006

Uncommon in the NC mountains and rare elsewhere, Skunk Cabbage grows in seepage bogs. Skunk Cabbage is named for the aroma of the plant including crushed leaves and flowers.

Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; Alan Weakley's Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Supplemental resources include USDA plants website, and NatureServe.

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