Saturday, April 2, 2011

Strange Plant Along the Minnehaha Creek

Harris, Claire and I found several of these plants growing in a wet area about 1mile down stream from Minnehaha falls on March 31st. At first we thought they were some type of shoot, but it appears to be a flower of some kind. (Click on the picture to make it larger for a better look.) I also thought it maybe some type of pitcher plant. I didn't see any images from a web search that looked like this. Anyone know what this is?
Some were singles; some grew in clusters of green or red.


Anonymous said...

Skunk cabbage - Symplocarpus foetidus


Heath said...

Thank you Anonymous! I'll share this with my children. They'll like the name.