ST6603 : Minterne Gardens: Exotic plants by a small weir

taken 2 years ago, near to Minterne Magna, Dorset, Great Britain

Minterne Gardens: Exotic plants by a small weir
Minterne Gardens: Exotic plants by a small weir
To the left of the weir can be seen an American skunk-cabbage (Lysichiton americanus) with large yellow flowers. The plant is called skunk cabbage because of the distinctive unpleasant "skunky" odour that it emits when it blooms.
This plant is very commonly grown in bog gardens and is widely available from garden centres and nurseries. Most plants in the wild probably arise from garden material being dumped, as colonies quickly outgrow their space. It is likely that some wild populations have become established from seed dispersed from nearby gardens.
With its very large leaves and rapid rate of spread, it can out-compete native plants and cause extensive damage locally. Given the popularity of this plant in gardens and its continued introduction into the wild, it is likely to increase.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens  Water resources 
Primary Subject of Photo
Weir 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6642 0386 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.9975N 2:28.6922W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6640 0385
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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