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Skunk cabbage is an unlikely but early-blooming flower

Sunday, March 10, 2013
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Speaking of Nature


When you think of flowers you’re probably imagining the delicate, brightly colored petals of violets, hepatica or trout lily. I would be very surprised if you were thinking of the flowers of the skunk cabbage, but this peculiar-looking flower is actually one of the first to start blooming. The problem is that they are just a little odd in their appearance, their timing, and their location....

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