Lysichiton americanum Hult. & St. John
FamilyAraceae — APG family: Araceae
SynonymsLysichiton kamtschatkense
Common nameyellow skunk cabbage
DescriptionPlant acaulescent, with stout, erect rhizome; leaves large, up to 1 meter long, oblong to elliptic, glabrous, in basal cluster; spathe nearly sessile, yellow, appearing before leaves; spadix cylindrical, green in fruit.
EcologySwampy woods. Entire plant has strong skunklike odor.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.