2010-04-15 / General Stories
The Fascinating Plant with the Not-so-Pretty Name
Week of 4/ 12/I t ’s t rue that the term “skunk cabbage” is hardly enticing. And, if you already know that the plant got its name because it can emit a pungent odor, you may be even less interested in knowing mor e about it. But this harbinger of spring, prolific in our neck of the Eastern seaboard, is actually a remarkable organism.