Thursday, March 23, 2006

Skunk cabbage in bloom at Trout Park

If you were wondering, they actually do smell like skunk. Scientific name: Symplocarpus foetidus. I don't know if they taste like cabbage though.

You can see why they used to call Trout Park the Cedar Swamp. This may be the only place in the Elgin area where Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) grows naturally. Cold spring-fed streams contribute to a unique microclimate.

The Sanguinaria has not bloomed.


Blogger gringcolo said...

I enjoyed your Trout Park photos. Please continue to post!

5:20 PM  
Blogger The Elginite said...

Thanks! Too many pictures to post them all on the blog. I would put up more pictures on Flickr, but I've hit my limit for the month.

7:54 PM  

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