Skunk cabbage
Symplocarpus foetidus Sweet Flag Family
(c) Lou Wagner
(c) Albert Bussewitz
(c) Lou Wagner(c) Albert Bussewitz

Growth Form: Herb

Flower Color: Purple, Brown, Green

Leaf Arrangement: Basal

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Round

Habitat Type: Swamps

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): Canterbury Wetlands (7)

Total Number of EMUs: 1

Status in Massachusetts: Native

Notes: Broken leaves have a foul odor. Tiny flowers located in hood (spadix)




Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston