I've always loved the look of skunk cabbage! The photo is of a skunk cabbage leaf we found (Lysichiton americanum) in large bog along Hubbard Cr., just south of Port Orford, Oregon. It was the biggest we've seen, posed with my 5'6" wife Eve. This is not photoshopped and is not an April fool picture!
Actually, having grown up in the Pacific Northwest and often visiting temperate rain forests, including their incredibly fertile bogs and swamps, the skunk cabbage was always one of, or the first blooms of spring. The smell in these places is somewhat strong, but not really stinky like a skunk. The very moist, warm air on a sunny spring day and the odors it carries are distinctive, but not offensive. I always think they are the essence of growth and rejuvenation.
Maybe I'm prejudiced, but they have always been a favorite of mine!