Yellow Skunk Cabbage

Lysichiton americanus

Yellow Skunk Cabbage - Lysichiton americanus

Common Name: Yellow Skunk Cabbage
Genus: Lysichiton
Species: americanus

The Latin translation of the word Lysichiton refers to the prominent spathes on these plants and how they look like tunics.

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained or Boggy, poorly drained

Herbaceous perennial with mid-dark green leaves. Produces bright yellow spathes in early spring. A marginal aquatic plant meaning it grows best at the water's edge.