One Man's Paradise



Western skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus)

A fine smell is in the air, skunk cabbage. Some complain about the smell, not me.

It provides the first intense color outside after 5 months of winter hues.

Due to it’s abundance, although short-lived, some consider it a weed. However, bears seam to eat the roots after hibernation for cleansing. It is supposed to contain a lot of calcium oxalate, which causes a prickly sensation, to say the least.


One thought on “Yellow

  1. Very interesting information! I don’t believe I’ve seen any of these up here but now that I know how they look I will be keeping an eye out. If Alaska lacks one thing it is, as you’ve expressed, a dearth of multi-colored flowers and blooms. Much as with the lack of fall color diversity, I guess..?

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