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Les Sparks

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Skunk cabbage-Olympic National Park
« on: July 29, 2014, 06:11:30 PM »

Skunk Cabbage at Sol Duc in Olympic National Park
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Re: Skunk cabbage-Olympic National Park
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 05:56:06 PM »

Are you sure that's skunk cabage?  I use to wipe my ass with that poison plant almost every day on the PCT.  (Hey it has ridges) ... and it didn't look like that plant.  Maybe this is it's long lost cousin in the same family but once removed?
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Re: Skunk cabbage-Olympic National Park
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 02:44:27 PM »

I'm not a botanist so plants ID is not my forte. However, it's the plant shown as skunk cabbage at
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=skunk+cabbage&id=EF0B3317E188092ED582D9C87048C53F13D88EA6&FORM=IQFRBA .
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Re: Skunk cabbage-Olympic National Park
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 12:44:09 PM »

The plant in the photo is definitely skunk cabbage.

Maddog, the plant you're thinking of is completely different. The violently toxic species you encountered on the PCT is veratrum viride. Skunk cabbage was actually eaten by natives, and it only lives at lower elevations.
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