Skunk Cabbage

There are many interesting facts about skunk cabbage.  The one I thought was really cool is that it produces it’s own heat up to 70° F.  It’s able to grow when it’s still below freezing here in PA.  Honeybees even use it to warm up on the way to nectar sources and back to the hive when it’s still pretty cold out in spring time.

Tyler State Park

This is skunk cabbage in the summer.  The leaves are so big and they look like hasta plants.

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kaya says:

    I have never heard about skunk cabbage. I even not sure do we have it where I live.
    Fascinating that it can make its own heat. The forest is so dense and so beautiful!

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  2. Sabrina says:

    I’ve never hear of skunk cabbage either! Very interesting! 🙂

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