Japan, Nature, Otawara & Nasu (local area)

Japanese Skunk Cabbage or Zen plant

Japanese Skunk Cabbage is also known as the Zen plant because it looks like a hooded monk praying, at least that’s what I gather. As its name suggests it is allegedly a smelly plant, although I couldn’t smell anything but I didn’t get too close.  But what is really interesting is it is one of only a few plants able to regulate its own temperature. …

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