Skunk Cabbage is in Bloom!
|Western Skunk Cabbage |
Lysichiton americanusin bloom along Mapes Creek
in the Kubota Garden Natural Area
ph credit - Michael Oxman
which is also supported by a foundation.
|Hydrangeas at Kubota Garden|
Mapes Creek is located in Southeast Seattle, dropping off the ridge at the south end of Beacon Hill and flowing northeast thru the garden and into Lake Washington at Henderson Street.
|Skunk Cabbage in Paramount Park|
ph cr - Janet Way
All over our area it is a beautiful indicator of spring, but also a key indicator species of a wetland area. Wetlands are indicated officially by three factors,
according to the criteria of the Army Corps of Engineers;
• wetland plants, presence of water, and wetland soils.
|Skunk Cabbage in Paramount Park Wetlands|
4/10 ph cr - Janet Way
If you find a Skunk Cabbage in bloom, it a reason to be happy about something going right.
Paramount Park is a headwaters wetland area on Littles Creek, a tributary of Thornton Creek.