Emergence of the skunk cabbage

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o ya good one i hjeard of them good find

It was great to finally catch the emergence of the first spring wildflower in our forests; the skunk cabbage. The plant is so named as it emits a pungent odour when disturbed or in bloom, which serves to both detract foragers and attract potential pollinators (carrion-feeding insects). It’s also quite unique in that it is thermogenic – able to produce its' own heat of up to 15 – 25°C above the air temperature – to melt its way through frost and snow.
Taken By
Brent Wilson
Taken On
April 6, 2021
skunk cabbage wildflowers plants plant vegetable food
  • Focal: 60
  • Lens Model: EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.008 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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