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Interesting Nature Facts #59 – Skunk Cabbage

by | Jan 9, 2019

One of the earliest plants to flower in the late winter, the skunk cabbage will generate it’s own heat and actually melt the snow around it, while using the heat to attract pollinating insects as it blooms early.

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