Plants ordered today will be shipped in Spring 2023.

Skunk Cabbage, Western (Lysichiton americanus) potted plant, organic


Family:  Arum (Araceae)

Zones 5 to 9

(Bog Arum, Swamp Lantern, Yellow Skunk Cabbage) Herbaceous perennial native to swamps, wetlands, coastal sloughs and moist coastal forests of Northern California to Alaska.  Plants exhibit long dormancy.  Produces in the spring a curious, bright yellow spadix and spathe.  Leaves very high in oxalic acid–inedible.  Traditional use (TNAM): poultice against aches and pains; dinner plates and food wrappers that resists spoilage.  Plant resides in open sloughs, can be salt-loving (halophytic), also occurring in moist to sodden coniferous forest lowlands and acidic seeps.  Can be trained to the shade garden.   Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart.

Potted plant, certified organically grown


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