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Hakai Wild: Skunk Cabbage - Hakai Institute
Hakai Wild: Skunk Cabbage
A distinct, pungent odor fills the air. Enormous leaves emerge from the wet soil. A lemon-yellow stalk and hood appear next. Most humans aren’t drawn to the perfume, but this peculiar plant is undeniably an attractive harbinger of spring in British Columbia. Skunk cabbage is the subject of this one-minute Hakai Wild video.