Found on the Joe Panza Nature Trail in Alden the Skunk Cabbage flower breaks ground in Febuary and actually melts the surrounding snow... This one is 4-inches tall already... Growing in moist to wet woodlands the flower comes up before its leaves... The spathe can get six inches tall and shelters a club-like spadix which is covered with very tiny flowers... Its odor is fetid which attracts the insects that pollinate it...
1st Wildflower of Northeast
By: LarryUNewsSubscribe Channel: Spring Fever Location: Alden, NY - Joe Panza Nature Trail
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