Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

Symplocarpus foetidus (L.) Salisb. ex Nutt.
Skunk Cabbage
Araceae — Arum family
Native
Symplocarpus foetidus
I accidentally stepped on the plant and broke off most of the spathe, exposing the spadix.  Normally it is mostly concealed, as shown below.

Symplocarpus foetidus
White Clay Creek State Park -- Judge Morris Estate
February 2002
Symplocarpus foetidus
White Clay Creek State Park -- Possum Hill
March 2011
Symplocarpus foetidus
Ashland
April 2010
Symplocarpus foetidus
The plant in the foreground is Chrysosplenium americanum.

Symplocarpus foetidus
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
March 2012

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