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Skunk Cabbage

( Lysichiton americanus )

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Skunk Cabbage
Swamp Lantern
Bog Lantern
Araceae
Lysichiton
Lysichiton americanus
Hultén & H. St.John
BC
Characteristics

Aquatic

Deciduous

Partial Shade

Moist, Wet

No

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Pacific Maritime

Forest Edge, Swamp/Marsh, Bog/Fen

Pond Edge/Wetland Garden
Design Considerations

200 cm

330 cm

Mar - Jun

Yellow

No

No

Green



Yes





No
Conservation Status



Interesting Tidbits

Skunk cabbage is found at low to mid elevations,in coastal BC and wet Interior areas. It emits a skunk like odour. Black Bears may eat all or part of the plant. Aboriginals used leaves to line cooking pits. Sensory Aspect: Rancid-smelling plant.


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