Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hillside swamp?

This is a nearby property on my ridge. The skunk cabbage grows most of the way up the hill - further indication of our rainforest status - or Why We Live In Mud. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it:

Western Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus), also called Yellow Skunk Cabbage or Swamp Lantern, is a plant found in swamps and wet woods, along streams and in other wet areas of the Pacific Northwest, where it is one of the few native species in the arum family. 

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