- Skunk cabbage – a perennial wildflower that grows in swampy, wet areas of forest lands.
- Spathe – a modified leaf-like structure (bract) that is often colored and encloses or protects the flower cluster of the plant. Example: Skunk Cabbage
- Pollinator – an animal that moves pollen from one part of the flower of a plant to another part so that the plant can make fruit or seeds.
- Skunk Cabbage grows in February as it produces its own heat and can stay warm and thaw the snow around it.
- Skunk Cabbage releases an unpleasant pungent order like rotting meat to attract flies and beetles to pollinate the plant.
- Native Americans used dried Skunk Cabbage leaves to cure coughs.