Skunk cabbage: Public education
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Most occurrences of skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus have resulted from human introduction as an ornamental plant. In addition, where skunk cabbage has been purposefully planted for example along watercourses, and along the margins of ponds and artificial lakes, management activity such as movement of soil and pond cleaning may spread the seeds, and thereby increase the spread of this non-native plant.
Public education programmes can potentially be used to reduce the horticultural trade in skunk cabbage and reduce the spread of mature plants that have been introduced.