Taxon  Report   5255    
Lysichiton americanus  Hultén & H. St. John
American skunkcabbage,  Yellow skunk cabbage
Lysichiton americanus
© Albert P. Bekker 1999 California Academy of Sciences
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Lysichiton americanus
© 2012 Terrence Gosliner
Lysichiton americanus
© 2018 Saskia Raether
Lysichiton americanus, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Lysichiton americanus
© 2012 Terrence Gosliner
Family: ARACEAE  
Genus: Lysichiton
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Redwood Forest

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lysichiton camtschatcensis
ICPN: Lysichiton americanum
More information about  Lysichiton americanus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).