What’s in Bloom | Eastern Skunk Cabbage

What’s in Bloom | Eastern Skunk Cabbage

February 14, 2022 Eastern skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) is a perennial rhizomatous herb native to Virginia and found throughout most of the state. Both its common name and scientific names harken to the fact that this plant exudes a foul skunk-like odor. The species name foetidus is derived from Latin roots meaning “to stink” or “offensive odor.” This odor has […]