Saturday, April 29, 2023

Skunk Cabbage - 49° 05' 16" S 125° 49' 23" W

The Skunk Cabbage is named for its distinctive smell - what a name for such a pretty flower!  It is also  known as Swamp Lantern, that I am not sure is much better. 

"What's in a name? 
That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet"
- Shakespeare

They are a member of the arum family and grow in swampy, damp places.  Such a colourful and prolific flower on the dark forest floor as we hiked the Wild Pacific Trail. 

The Wild Pacific Trail is stunning, with surf pounding the black volcanic rocks, the temperate rain forest with a towering canopy, dark understory and scattered ancient cedars.  The trail includes viewing areas for an artist to set up an easel and paint the spectacular scene or a walker to linger and watch the whales and seals and otters. 

There are many beautiful places on this Earth and this is certainly one of them.

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