Lysichiton americanus

American skunk cabbage

0,5 m. 1,64 f.
Family: Araceae

Genus: Lysichiton

Genus containing only 2 species of rhizomatous plants that feature green leaves and flowers in a spadix surrounded by a spathe. The genus takes its name from the Greek "lysi"meaning dissolving and "chiton" meaning tunic. Chiton refers to the armour-like spathe enclosing the inflorescene.
Grow in full sun or partial shade, in moist soils.
Plant near rivers and pools.
Propagated by division.
No disease problems.
Latin name: Lysichiton americanus
Yellow flowers in early spring.