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I found this on Garret Mountain in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. Does anybody know the name of this plant?

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    $\begingroup$ @Always_Confused For a good botanist, most species can be identified even without flowers. If this would have been a North-European species, I'd probably be able to tell you what it was. $\endgroup$
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    $\begingroup$ Today i saw them also in dover, nj usa. The enviroment is swamp area. Same in paterson park. Their sizes are around 30 cm, 40cm. Actually i see them all over the new jersey. I did not realize any flower. $\endgroup$ Apr 22, 2017 at 4:51
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I think this is Lysichiton americanus, skunk cabbage. It has these large, rolled-up leaves and grows in wet habitats as you describe. In Europe, it is an invasive species, but in America it is native. I am not 100% sure, because I don't know if there are any similar species in the US.

EDIT As Anongoodnurse pointed out, I was right to be unsure. This is Eastern skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetides. This species occurs in the Eastern parts of the USA.

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  • $\begingroup$ I found that also they call skunk cabbage. $\endgroup$ Apr 22, 2017 at 10:55
  • $\begingroup$ @RHA wow a command for strikeout. $\endgroup$ Apr 22, 2017 at 14:27

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