The Skunk Cabbage flower is one of the most peculiar looking and therefore easy-to-identify flowers in the plant kingdom. It pops out of the ground very early in the spring. They can be a bit hard to find among the leaf litter, but when you do find them there are usually a bunch of them. They generally grow in colonies in wet areas in woodlands.
Skunk Cabbage also has a few other peculiarities. One is that they smell bad (how about that). Rather than smelling pretty like most plants, they smell like, hmmm, skunk. Tear off a leaf sometime and give it a whiff.
Another thing is that they are thermogenic. This simply means that they create heat, like mammals do. Sometimes you can find the flowers late in the winter with the snow melted around them.
All in all, Skunk Cabbage is one of the more interesting plants on this planet.