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Related to skunk cabbage: Lysichiton americanus

Arum

a genus of the family Araceae which contains many ornamental plants. Includes A. italicum, A. maculatum. Causes intense irritation to the oral mucosa, thought to be due to oxalate raphide crystals in the plant. Called also arum lily, cuckoopint, lords-and-ladies.
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The system used by a skunk cabbage, "which is a typical chaotic system, is totally different," he says.
Chances are you will smell Skunk Cabbage before you see it.
Indoors, as your Christmas cacti and amaryllis blossoms fade, the first skunk cabbage of the year opens in the wetlands.
skunk cabbage, Lysichiton americanum, with glass so insects could see them but not catch the scent.
Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton) fully lives up to its name and lots of Arisaemas smell revolting, but this little Iris has been totally maligned.
In the other story, the boy sings his skunk cabbage song
There's been an old sow bear and a couple of cubs eating the skunk cabbage.
Along any wetland, you now can see our state's first-to-bloom wildflower, the skunk cabbage, using its special chemicals to melt through the snow.
The well-kept raised trail takes you through a little marsh area, where the skunk cabbage brightened up the day.
The Ylang Ylang, from which the perfume Chanel No5 is made, will grow next to the Tropical Aroids, relatives of the skunk cabbage, which give off a smell of rotting flesh to attract flies.
As the final front of January weakens, it often brings the brief "Groundhog Day Thaw," a warm spell often potent enough to bring skunk cabbage into bloom as far north as the Great Lakes.
Its display of rhododendrons has already started to flower alongside the skunk cabbage from the United States and unfurling native and exotic ferns.