Skunk-cabbage on Skye

Jenny Grant of  the Skye and Lochalsh Countryside Rangers reports Lysichiton americanus (American Skunk-cabbage) near Kyleakin, a first for the vice-county:

Lysochiton  Photo: Jenny Grant

Lysochiton                         Photo: Jenny Grant

It is known from the mainland nearby at Duirinish.  According to DEFRA’s Non-Native Species Secretariat: “Reports from Germany suggest that it can locally out-compete native vegetation, but this has not been observed in GB”.  Plans are afoot to eradicate it from the Skye site……


4 Responses to “Skunk-cabbage on Skye”

  1. Robert Arnold Says:

    What a pity, it is a beautiful plant when it flowers

  2. Stephen Says:

    In the end that is where I have come down – see later entry

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