Lysichiton americanumOut of the muck, large, erect leaves-
Grow from underground stems. Early spring flowers bloom on upright, cylindrical spadix; Enclosed in taxi-cab-yellow sheathing bract spathe. Pungent odor
attracts pollinator flies and beetles. Form massive understory in muddy, swamp-like places. Be careful… Systemic calcium oxalate crystals temporarily paralyze salivary glands. Tongue and throat may swell- …No fun… Breathing constricted Don’t eat, don’t eat, don’t eat!
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