David Moore’s garden diary for early April, 2009 » Skunk cabbage

B.C. native skunk cabbage [Lysichitum americanum].  This member of the Arum family also goes by the more charming name Swamp Lantern.

B.C. native skunk cabbage [Lysichitum americanum]. This member of the Arum family also goes by the more charming name Swamp Lantern.

April 2, 2009. Bear in mind that flowers are the sex organs of plants. The prominent yellow pistil capped with a stigma is the female receptor of male pollen (which is borne on stamens) seeking entrance down the stalk, called a style, which leads to the ovary at its base.
B.C. native trillium [Trillium ovatum]. Collected with extreme care from the wild, these plants make the adjustment to a woodland garden well. If they are given moist and shady conditions they multiply and naturalize.

2 Responses to “Skunk cabbage”


  1. 1 kevlar November 16, 2009 at 17:29

    where can i find this beautiful plant in abundance? i live in the lower mainland, bc. any info would be greatly helpful . thanks

  2. 2 David Parkinson November 16, 2009 at 19:07

    I don’t know specific places. But you want want to find swampy wet ground, especially clay soils. Happy hunting!


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