Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1479

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in NC

Look for it in seepage-fed bogs & nonalluvial swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Spathe usually brownish-purple and striped or spotted
4 perianth segments
Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Symplocarpus foetidus   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Symplocarpus foetidus   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 032-03-001:
Symplocarpus foetidus   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Spathyema foetida

 

COMMON NAME:
Skunk Cabbage