I noticed at about 11:00 minutes into this Bears documentay a lot of big yellow flowers on large leaved plants that two cubs were playing around in the meadow.
Does anyone know if the plant is skunk cabbage?:scratch:
its not skunk cabbage although i cant say for sure what it is.
I agree, it's not skunk cabbage; not even what is called western cabbage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_skunk_cabbage
The flowers looked regular in shape, like a small sunflower, but I don't know what it is. The large leaves [almost a carpet] appear in late spring long after plant has stopped blooming. Thanks for the video, I'll have to watch more, later.
skunk cabbage smells just like skunk essence when you crush the leaves. (Thought I farted) lol :D:D:applause:
The wildflower you are asking about is Mule's Ears (Balsamarihza sagitata). It is a very common plant on western hillsides. It has a very unplesant odor to the foliage especially after it dries up in late summer. It is eaten by a wide variety of grazers, but only in small amounts.