Symplocarpus foetidus (L.) Salisb. ex W.P.C.Barton
Family: Araceae
skunk-cabbage
[Dracontium foetidum L.,  more]
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
Etymology: Symplocarpus: from symploce for "connection" and carpos for "fruit," referring to connection of ovaries into compound fruit
Plants: erect, perennial, up to 3' tall forb with a skunk odor when crushed
Leaves: round, up to 1', simple, basal, appear after flowering
Flowers: green, tiny, 4-parted, 4 stamens; inflorescence a roundish, 3"-6" long, mottled, green to purplish spadix shrouded by a pointed, broad, hood-like, purple spathe; blooms March-May
Fruits: round cluster of brown-black berries
Habitat: shade; wet; swamps, low ground
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Kitty Kohout  
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Scott A. Milburn  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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Kitty Kohout  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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Paul Drobot  
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David Lee  
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Christopher Noll  
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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