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Skunk-cabbage in snow

Skunk-cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) is one of the few plant species that exhibits thermogenesis—generating temperatures much higher than its surroundings. It can flower earlier in the season than almost any other plant.

Photographer: Flickr user Ryan Johnson

Original URL: www.flickr.com/photos/kmonojo/434991882/

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Taken on March 23, 2007