Looking at the bottom field, the wet part is peppered with Skunk Cabbage. There are probably over 1,000 Skunk Cabbage plants in the former cow pasture. Since the cattle were removed, the plants growing have really changed, and one of the winners has been Skunk Cabbage. It looks like this:
In the foreground of the picture, the yellow splotch is this plant. I wonder what makes variegation, and is this color stable? I plan on marking it and seeing if next year's leaves also have the yellow. Personally, i think yellow s#cks, and assume the plant has a virus, but not any of the rest of the ones in this area have ever shown this.
Hi all. If it is stable and I do get to name it, the name will almost certainly be 'Charlotte'. I don't personally like variegated, don't think I have a one as a matter of fact. There is no seed ball forming, but you can divide the root I think. It will take a year to find out I guess. Strange that I didn't notice it last year, but that is possible.
I've never seen any leaves like that but then again I haven't seen all that many of these plants in the wild or in cultivation. I think Charlotte is a wonderful name. Go for it because my gut tells me that's no virus or bacterial infection there. Have you shared this photo with Kevin_5? You might want to send him a link to this thread. Whatever you have there, that plant is cool.
This is a whole different plant than what we call Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton Americanum).I tried to find a USDA plants profile on this but didn't see one .They prefer a shady,swampy habitat.The leaves can get to 4 feet long or more.The Indians used to wrap seafoods in the leaves & cover with hot coals to cook.