Symplocarpus foetidus

(L.) W. Salisb. 1812

It blooms in the early Spring before leafing.
It is frost-hardy to -30°C.

Photos © M.J. Hatfield, Iowa, USA.
The emerging inflorescence can melt the snow around.
The natural habitat of the plant.
These pictures were taken in Trout Park, a nature preserve in the USA.
photos below (1-5) © Michael Kolaczewski
A germinating seed, the coin diameter is about 1 inch.
photo © Wojciech Maksymilian Szymañski

The IAS: Symplocarpus foetidus
University of Illinois: pages (1), (2), (3), (4)
page created on 2002-03-21
last updated on 2009-03-24