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Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

Image ID: ar29

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Family: Araceae (Arum)
Height: 1 to 2 ft.
Blooms: February to May
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  6 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Irregular blossoms
Location: Allegheny River Trail
Date:  4/5/2003
Notes: Named for its bad smell.
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Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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