Skunk cabbage

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    Skunk cabbage @ Oze
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    Skunk cabbage @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Skunk cabbage @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Skunk cabbage
Formal Name
Lysichiton camtschatcense
Asian Skunk Cabbage, white skunk cabbage
Japan, Northeast Asia
Years of grass


What is Skunk cabbage

Skunk cabbage (scientific name: Lysichiton camtschatcense) is a perennial of Siberian - Japanese native to the northern part of Japan and belongs to the genus Taroba. As in the case of Oze, spring blossoms in lowland wetlands and early summer to summer in highlands.Calla. It blooms. But in fact, what looks like this flower is a change in the leaves called Buddha bract. It is a real flower that rice grain pale yellow-green thing that is attached to the circumference of a rod-like infant inflorescence wrapped in it is a true flower. This floret is an amphoteric flower with an elliptical shape and a length of 2 to 3 mm and all with a stamens and a stamen. It is blooming while submerged in the river. Large leaf emerging leaves will come out after the flowers and stand up. Unfortunately, all herbs are toxic plants, but they also can be medicated such as kidney disease. Bears after hibernation are known to eat to drain residual sludge in the body.

General name: Skunk cabbage , scientific name: Lysichiton camtschatcense, aka: Mizubasho , Asian skunk cabbage, white skunk cabbage, habitat distribution: Hokkaido - Honshu, Japan, Siberia, environment: wetland, plant height: 60 to 80 cm, root leaf, leaf width: 30 to 100 cm (leaves come out after the flower), leaf shape: oblong, leaf margin: whole margin, bisexual flowers, , Flower stem length: 10 to 30 cm, places where flowers come out: axillary, inflorescence form: meat pod inflorescence, fleshy inflorescence length: 10 cm, Buddha bract length: 15 cm, Buddha flame bract shape: hemisphere shape, inflorescences length : 5 to 15 cm, inflorescence type: 2 to 3 cm, flower color (actually it is a Buddha bract, not a flower): white, actual flower color: light yellow, actual flower diameter: 0.3 to 0.4 cm, actual flower Form: hexagonal flower piece number: 4, stamens number: 4, stamina 1:, flowering period: April to May (lowland), May to July (highlands), fruit type: serum, fruit color : Green, seed Color: brown, seed length: 0.4 cm, fruit season: late summer.

Detailed information

L. camtschatcense
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Petal shape
Leaf type
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Plain/fleetBotanic gardenLow mountain
60 ~ 80 [cm]
2 ~ 3

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