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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

Sabina

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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,108
    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!
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,453
    I think it's skunk cabbage, an invasive non-native pond/bog plant.
  • Oh wow didn't expect that... thank you both
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,424
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,000
    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 Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,494
    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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