Tuesday, April 26, 2011

eastern skunk cabbage


Generating enough heat to melt the snow around it, Skunk Cabbage is one of the first spring flowers to bloom. It survives and blooms despite the frigid cold in a Wisconsin winter. Our lives are full of challenges, but we too can thrive even in difficult situations.

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Skunk Cabbage is one of the first plants blooming in the spring, often blooming while snow is still on the ground. It grows in swampy/boggy areas as you can see here.