Friday, February 15, 2008

Skunk Cabbage

Skunk Cabbage, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

The spathe of the skunk cabbage has enlarged and changed colours and some early leaf shoots are showing in this shallow streambed while the plants on the shore are covered with lots of snow. I did not climb into the stream to look inside the spathe for the tiny flowers on the spadix but I really don't think this plant is blooming yet. It won't be long though! This is always the first real wild flower of spring if you don't count all those that bloom all year long.

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