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Juxtaposed swamp meet

An attractive Skunk cabbage — bright green with a plum-colored comma-like accent — provided a sharp contrast with the less appealing bog water it was growing in.

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Aromatic art in the park

On a bed of straw-like weeds, this grouping of Skunk cabbage formed its own little sculpture park. (Earlier posts about skunk cabbages.)

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Icy spring bling

An unusual sight for this area, a spring-green skunk cabbage was sprouting near a thin crust of sparkling snow. Sheltered within the shaded base of a tree, this may have been the only frosty patch remaining from last night’s dusting.

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Junk, with sails unfurled

A month after it embarked on its springtime journey, the junk has unfurled its cabbage-green sails.

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A skunk cabbage junk

This was one of the first things that we saw ‘blooming’ in Joe Palaia park this spring. It looked like a small red junk sailing down the stream. I think it’s a skunk cabbage (symplocarpus foetidus).

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