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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Skunk cabbage - the other early spring flower

These are some of the most unusual plants that live in this area.  They start out as... well, they look like pods from a science fiction movie, and then they get large, luxurious leaves which... dissolve away as the season progresses.  Very hardy, always near surface water and almost always the first green plant to burst above last year's leaves.

F Number5.6
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/200
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. Thanks for visiting Buck. Turtles are as familiar as good old skunk cabbage - a true harbinger of spring around these parts as well. I saw a few last weekend popping their heads out of their muddy surroundings.

  2. Oh I love stuff like this. Nature is so wonderfully strange sometimes. I'll be back to see what else you've dug up!

  3. Interesting plant with a funny name.

  4. Replies
    1. If you step on it or break the leaves, it does smell like a skunk.


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