So, Ann(Reinbeau) beat me to the crunch with her early picture of the skunk cabbage, her pictures are the most beautiful example of early emergence of the skunk cabbage. My skunk cabbage as of a couple of days ago, has long emerged and is showing the yellow flowers. But holy smokers!!! I have never seen the skunk cabbage so stunted in growth. It is only maybe 6 inches tall, the picture does not show this, but it is short. It normally towers about a foot tall, with the flower just as tall. The only thing that I could think of that may have stunted growth would have been the extraordinarily cold winter that we have had, the only difference in the many years I have seen these plants, and there are not very many either. Generally the air is permeated with the stench of this skunk cabbage, I smell nothing in the deep, dark ravine. Enjoy the pictures. Have the most beautiful and wonderful day, Cindi
If you want to look at the picture of Reinbow's emerging skunk cabbage, I think the post is in the photo contest, I will post this and then find her post and modify it and put a link to it for you all to look at, they were simply breathtaking photos.
OK, found it, here is the link to the post that Ann put in about her emerging skunk cabbagehttp://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=13536.msg97160#msg97160