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Hi all

I have seen this plant today and think it might be pretty unusuall, couldn't find similar online and thought one of you would know. We spotted it on our trip with pallets looking for a site for our bees in Perthshire,  Scotland. They grow in a bog surrounded by trees and are quite large plants, can see the primroses in the corner of the picture. We thought it might be arum but not sure at all...

All the best for everybody



  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,817
    edited April 2021
    Could be skunk cabbage, Lysichiton americanus. If so, it's very invasive, and illegal to allow it to spread into the wild.
    PS it also niffs, hence the common name!
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,231
    I think it's skunk cabbage, an invasive non-native pond/bog plant.
  • Oh wow didn't expect that... thank you both
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,826

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,407
    edited April 2021
    I grow it in my boggy Dell and it looks amazing at this time of year and then has massive leaves. I go out in my wellies with some scissors and remove the flower heads as they fade, before they can set seed. There is a white flowered variety which is better behaved apparently, though I have had my yellow one a very long time and it has only produced a few offspring,  ( from the days before it was red-listed).
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,188
    Oh dear! I think there might be some of this growing in our bog garden. I’d better take a look tomorrow and check. Must have been there for over 16 years, as we didn’t plant it, the area sort of takes care of itself. I thought it was rather pretty.
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