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Arum Family
2 species
Skunk Cabbage
Order: Arales
Family: Araceae (Arum family)
Genus: Symplocarpus
Species: Foetidus
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Perennial - rapid growth in spring can melt snow or ice
around it - strong skunk-like odour - indicator of
groundwater seepage - native to eastern North America
Updated March 26 2011
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Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Order: Arales
Family: Araceae (Arum family)
Genus: Arisaema
Species: Triphyllum
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Perennial - also known as Indian Turnip - spadix (flower
head "jack"),
spathe (modified leaf "pulpit") - native to
eastern North America
Updated September 9 2015
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Skunk Cabbage - leaves to 60 cm - height to 60 cm - Humber Valley (Lambton Woods) - May 2009
Jack-in-the-Pulpit - spadix to 7.5cm - leaves to 60 cm - height to 1 m - Rouge Park (Twyn Rivers) - May 2015