[The Aquatic Flora of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

American Skunk Cabbage, Skunk-cabbage, Yellow Skunk Cabbage

Lysichiton americanus

Synonym: Lysichitum americanum

American Skunk Cabbage, Skunk-cabbage, Yellow Skunk Cabbage: Lysichiton americanus (Synonym: Lysichitum americanum)

Skunk cabbage as seen along Road #23 just east of Swampy Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams.......June 2, 2007. The inflorescence is a sulfur-smelling narrow spike surrounded by a yellowish, leaf-like but cupped spathe. A spathe is a large, leaf-like bract that subtends and encloses an inflorescence. The large, fleshy leaves are ovate in shape and may be as much as a meter long.

American Skunk Cabbage, Skunk-cabbage, Yellow Skunk Cabbage: Lysichiton americanus (Synonym: Lysichitum americanum)

Skunk cabbage in bloom along the Lewis River Trail #31, Gifford Pinchot National Forest...........May 3, 2015.

American Skunk Cabbage, Skunk-cabbage, Yellow Skunk Cabbage: Lysichiton americanus (Synonym: Lysichitum americanum)

Skunk cabbage as seen along Crofton Creek at the Crofton Ridge Trail #73 crossing on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams........May 28, 2005.

American Skunk Cabbage, Skunk-cabbage, Yellow Skunk Cabbage: Lysichiton americanus (Synonym: Lysichitum americanum)

Skunk cabbage at Crofton Creek, south side of Mt. Adams Wilderness.........May 28, 2005.

American Skunk Cabbage, Skunk-cabbage, Yellow Skunk Cabbage: Lysichiton americanus (Synonym: Lysichitum americanum)

A cluster of basal leaves of skunk cabbage as seen at Crofton Creek, south side of Mt. Adams Wilderness......June 19, 2005.

Paul Slichter