Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Lysichiton americanus -- (Skunk Cabbage)

photos by Susan McDougall


Lysichiton americanus

One of the earliest plants to flower in the spring, the tall, yellow spathes are an unmistakable field mark. It grows in wet places in lowland forests.

Location: Park road above Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: April 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Park road above Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7398, -121.9066, 2049
Date: April 29, 2014
Lysichiton americanus

The odoriferous flowers are borne along a central conelike structure, the spadix. The leaves emerge after flowering and continue to expand. Large colonies of this colorful plant are sometimes seen.

Location: Park road above Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: April 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Park road above Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7398, -121.9066, 2049
Date: April 29, 2014

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