What is skunk cabbage?

  • (noun): Clump-forming deciduous perennial swamp plant of western North America similar to Symplocarpus foetidus but having a yellow spathe.
    Synonyms: Lysichiton americanum
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Symplocarpus Foetidus - Uses
... Pharmacopoeia listed eastern skunk cabbage as the drug "dracontium" ... In North America and Europe, skunk cabbage is occasionally cultivated in water gardens ... Skunk cabbage was used extensively as a medicinal plant, seasoning, and magical talisman by various tribes of Native Americans ...

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