Skunk Cabbage Spadix

Skunk Cabbage Spadix

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Caption: The spadix of a Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) plant. This plant is among the season's first to bloom. It produces heat in order to melt surrounding snow and ice. Skunk cabbage gets it's name from the skunk-like smell that it releases when it is damaged.

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Keywords: araceae, botany, flora, floret, flower, nature, odor, plant, plant reproduction, plants, reproduction, skunk cabbage, smelly, spadix, spring, symplocarpus, symplocarpus foetidus, wild flower, wildflower

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