Name and natural value of plant

Asked May 15, 2019, 7:33 PM EDT

This plant grows in a muddy woods nearby. Is it safe and effective for our garden in wet shady area? And what is it?

Baltimore County Maryland plant identification native groundcover

1 Response

This is skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), a native plant that colonizes wet forested areas and bogs. https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=1660
It can be used in a home garden in a wet, shady area but it is difficult to transplant. Here is more information about the plant.
https://www.izelplants.com/symplocarpus-foetidus-skunk-cabbage.html

Christa