Come April and you are hit with the ‘sweet’ smell of Western Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus).
Native to the Pacific West Coast of America, they grow best in swampy areas, and the ‘fragrance’ is both rotten and sweet, the better to attract pollinators that love dead things.
The yellow flower of the skunk cabbage plant run through the photo app Snapseed. Waterlogue ‘Vibrant’ at the ‘Darkest’ setting.
Skunk Cabbage in Sketch Guru ‘Pencil Crayon’.
Pen and watercolour sketch of Skunk Cabbage in Stanley Park.
A large acrylic painting of a Skunk Cabbage done from the sketch – I’m not sure if this one is finished yet!Pencil & gouache sketch of the cabbage in Revelstoke National Park. And another.Lens Artists Photo Challenge #39 – Hello April.