An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
Like the common name suggests this plant smells of skunk! Huge leaves, it is found in shaded, swampy areas. A hardy perennial this is one of the plants that has survived the ice age. The roots are quite large and round and are said to help with ring worm. It is edible -- but you have to get by the skunk smell and the tingling sensation it leaves in your mouth. I would say it is edible but only if we are in an ice age. Symplocarpus foetidus, this is the Eastern Skunk Cabbage but it is very closely related to the Western skunk cabbage. The flowers come up very early in the spring.