Skunk Cabbage in Concord MA
A sure sign of spring in Concord MA is the appearance of this colorful plant (Symplocarpus foetidus) named for the rot you'll smell if you bruise or break it.

 

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Skunk Cabbage, Concord MA

These deep-red leaves grow in wet areas, especially near streams, ponds, marshes, and wet woods, of which Concord has many.

They will grow and widen and turn green, and if you step on them, you'll smell it.

 

Autumn Cattails, Concord MA
Sure sign of autumn: molting cattails.


 

 

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