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

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

Skunk Cabbage
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
March 2012

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