For fans of skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), here are a several photographs of from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. You can see the spadix (an inflorescence) peeking out from inside the warm cavity formed by the spathe (a modified leaf). The spathes are a bit frost damaged because they … Continue reading
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A photograph I took of Eastern skunk cabbage appears on the cover of the Winter 2014 edition of The Conservationist. If you want to know more about the photograph, my original post is here.
Photograph of Eastern skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) covered with snow. I didn’t confirm with a thermometer, but these are famous for heating themselves up, maintaining 35 °C (95 °F) internal temperature even when outside air is below freezing. Heat helps … Continue reading