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Native Plant Guide

Information and Services for King County, Washington

swamp lantern; skunk cabbage

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Swamp lantern in bloom
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swamp lantern flower

Lysichiton americanum

Perennial Groundcover

Height: 3 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: wet

Exposure req.: part shade - shade


Plant description:

Beautiful yellow blooms welcome spring. Aroma is considered unpleasant by some.

Keywords: broad, perennial (non-woody), yellow

Plans that use this plant:Wet, shady