Wildflower #1: Skunk Cabbage

Do you know what one of the first wildflowers of spring is here??? (hint: title of blog). I found some on our walk on sunday… yep Skunk Cabbage.

Symplocarpus foetidus

(that’s fancy science speak for Skunk Cabbage)

This is probably one of my favorite photos of this wildflower.  I have found some in the past but I just like how this shot came together.  Would have been nicer if it was highlighted with some light, but the creeks here were littered with logs and branches.

If you would like to read a little more about it, go here

When I first got Luna, I was in the process of finding a new job so we often went hiking (I’m talking 3 or more days a week, though mostly to the same place).   I ended up collecting quite a few shots of wildflowers over the course of our adventures, and I hope to one day make a little wildflower book of my own.

I will try and dig up some old photos to continue to share as we wait for the official day of Spring (March 20th)

For now I must get back to work, I plan to enjoy this nice weather in my own way, so I must get training done first.

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About Anna

I am a native of Virginia but recently relocated to Maryland I often feel I am simply a visitor... here to take note of little things people often pass by... I enjoy photography, family, the outdoors, reading, my vizsla... etc etc
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5 Responses to Wildflower #1: Skunk Cabbage

  1. cauchy09 says:

    ew, what a great name?!?! sounds like something i’d try to eat on a dare. 🙂

    • Anna says:

      lol I love the name. You actually can eat it, but most boil it several times to get rid of the “funk.” I think that’s usually in survival situations but good to know. Thanks for the comment

  2. Oooh, interesting! I don’t think I’ve ever seen them before? Or at least I never noticed them.

  3. findingthemotherlode says:

    You’re amazing, you even make skunk cabbage look good.

    • Anna says:

      You are too kind. Skunk cabbage can be beautiful, just usually don’t catch them in such nice settings. Glad you enjoyed the photo

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