Skunk Cabbage


I found this skunk cabbage, which has gone to seed, at Bloedel Reserve on 4 August. For those unfamiliar with skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus), it does smell remarkably similar to skunk … but primarily when in bloom. The blooms are around in spring and while the flowers are very small on an upright spike … the bracts are large and bright yellow.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 800    1/400 sec    f/10

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    1. Thanks, Pat. There’s a lot of wonder in even the most common elements of our delightful world.

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