Skunk Cabbage Plant - 5 Unusual Facts

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Skunk Cabbage Plant - 5 Unusual Facts
Take a tour of Unusual Facts About Skunk Cabbage Plant in Miami, United States - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

In the woods of the northern United States, skunks hold no monopoly on stink; there's also the skunk cabbage.

This leafy green and yellow plant gives off pungent odor that is easy to detect from a fairly good distance away.

The purpose of the smell, like that of other flowers, is to draw insects to visit the plant, pollinating it as they travel.

The chemical reaction that creates this scent, called thermogenesis, also heats the plant up, allowing it to melt its way out of the winter snow.

Though the raw plant burns the mouth, dried skunk cabbage can actually be used in various types of cooking recipes.
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