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Springtime wetland with Eastern Skunk Cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, northern New Jersey. A characteristic wetland plant, skunk cabbage has the adaptation of thermogenesis; it produces heat from excess cellular respiration in order to melt snow and ice allowing it to grow and flower early in the spring.
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