|Huge, quilted lance-shaped leaves are produced in mid or late summer, up to 5 feet long and 2 feet wide. Bears numerous tiny flowers on a thick, fleshy spike at the end of a club-like stalk, called a spadix. The spadix is partially surrounded by a large, bright yellow hood-like spathe which is the source of the skunk-like odor. Spathes bloom from February to March. Flowers have distinctive odor, becoming stronger when bruised.