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

$8.50$21.95

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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  1. Question

    Kalili

    Will you have offering of Eastern Skunk Cabbage in a future season? I did see you discuss it in your Growing Plant Medicine book. I am looking for the variety useful in antispasmodic formulas. Thank you for your wonderful and expansive offerings!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi kalili, yes, that’s in Jethro Kloss’s antispasmodic formula. We used to carry eastern skunk cabbage seeds but haven’t had them for awhile. stay tuned on that. i have seen the western skunk cabbage root used instead of the eastern. richo

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