Photos: Spring is sprouting in Southborough

A recent walk around my neighborhood revealed many familiar signs of spring starting to emerge, along with some unfamiliar ones, too.

First the familiar. An early daffodil.

And my favorite herald of spring, a crocus.

And then there was this fascinating guy growing alongside a creek.

And another a short distance away.

So, help me out. What are they?

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Patricia Zucker
14 years ago

Pics #3 and 4 are Skunk Cabbage.

14 years ago

The last two look like skunk cabbage. The landscape of next to water sounds like the skunk cabbage’s home. If you crush them, they stink very bad, hence the name skunk cabbage

John Kendall
14 years ago

Susan, I believe the last two photos are skunk cabbage which is quite prolific in swampy areas.

14 years ago

Skunk Cabbage! I did a quick google image search (“skunk cabbage plant massachusetts”) and came up with a link to a southboroughnews link from 2008. :)

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