Skunk Cabbage (Lysichitum)

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SKUNK CABBAGE
(Lysichitum)
A.K.A.
Swamp Lantern, Skunk Weed, Polecat Weed, Meadow Cabbage, Swamp Cabbage

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The flowers of Skunk Cabbage are small and heavily packed on the fleshy stem or spadix. The is typically spadix is surrounded by a white or yellow leaf-like bract or spathe. The spathe is boat shaped at the top or hooded. The flowers have both male and female parts present. after fertilization the green fruits become embedded in the spadix.

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Distribution:
There are two species of this genus, one found in North Eastern Asia and the other found in North Western America.

Conditions of Poisoning:
Ingestion, Skin contact

Toxic Principle:
Insoluble calcium oxalates

Clinical Symptoms:
Oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty swallowing.

IMMEDIATELY SEE YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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