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  1. #1
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    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?
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    its not skunk cabbage although i cant say for sure what it is.

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    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.
    Last edited by Oldbee; 02-12-2009 at 09:20 AM.

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    skunk cabbage smells just like skunk essence when you crush the leaves. (Thought I farted) lol
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    Default Bear Documentary

    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.

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