skunk cabbage


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Related to skunk cabbage: Lysichiton americanus

skunk cabbage:

see arumarum,
common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats of the tropics and subtropics; some are native to temperate zones.
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Certain plants, like skunk cabbage, stink to attract insects.
Hillsides that grow the spring's first lush grasses, as well as favorite plants, like skunk cabbage, following winter snows are great places to search for bears.
Mosquitoes sang in our ears and flew close to my eyes; the boys picked leaves of skunk cabbage to wave them away.
A small plant resembling skunk cabbage grew where an elk would have to stop to give me a shot, and I ranged that plant at 26 yards.
The eastern skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) in North America and Asia also keeps warm, independent of air temperature, Roger Knutson reported in 1974.
And take it from a specialist aquatic centre, not some forgotten corner of a sprawling garden centre manned by someone who wouldn't know a pink sensation from a yellow skunk cabbage.
Like its relative the skunk cabbage, the corpse flower heats up to near human body temperature--the better to exude the sulfuric gases that attract carrion beetles and other insects that do its bidding.
Almost every block had a vacant lot to play in, with clover and poison ivy and skunk cabbage.
Leeks, skunk cabbage, and wild garlic soon seasoned the beans, bear, rabbit, and venison on colonists' plates.
And get this: A skunk cabbage can make its own heat by using food stored in its roots.
the Athenians contaminated rivers with skunk cabbage to give their enemies violent diarrhea.