Photo of the Week

Western Skunk Cabbage
Western Skunk Cabbage
Lysichiton americanus, Araceae
Burnaby Lake Park, Burnaby, Alberta, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
March 23, 2013

I took this week’s photo last weekend at Burnaby Lake. Being from Alberta and not familiar with Western Skunk Cabbage, I was surprised to see any herbaceous plants in March, let alone a plant in full flower. After some research, I later learned about the early flowering tendencies of Western Skunk Cabbage. This particular plants reminds me of Arum, another member of the Araceae present in Alberta.

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