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Operational notes: the Wildflower social group has more or less died on the vine so to speak (:doh:), and as wildflowers have my current attention this new thread seems suiting. since all flowers ulti

Using FF too, and the link wors for me.   Little off topic. I'm not a great fan of roses, but find the "old", "native" rose species, which has a more simple flower structure than garden roses, quite

alas i still have not made it afield, but maybe tomorrow. still, i didn't have to trek any further than my backyard for this captive native. i first encountered it in my exploration and study of lecht

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some individuals have no bloom; not sure if they broke off or if they never were there?

 

Trilliums are generally long-life perrenials. The first year, the leaves are basal and may not be seen amongst the forest clutter. The second year, on until 3-7 years, they do not flower. When they reach maturity, which only happens in old, undisturbed colonies, they flower and bear fruit. It's not uncommon to find populations that are relatively young and then, maybe 50m away, find an old population that has a majority flowering.

 

As Turtle points out, trilliums tend to be gregarious. They group together within the little sub-niches that exemplify their necessities, in the broader ecosystem.

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Excellent find! [red-flowering quince]

 

Make sure to plan a follow up visit!

 

roger that. there's 2 of them just a few feet apart; each ~ 5 feet tall. i may try to get a cutting going. i see in minnesota (or was it michigan?) quince are considered invasive and/or noxious weeds.

 

my final flower from the quince/trillium trip i have yet to id. here's the photos anyway. pretty stormy here now & for a few days, so they may be done & gone when i return. :shrug: better to have loved & lost, than never to have loved at all. i love the beauty shot, photo #2 below. :clue: :daydreaming: :turtle: :bouquet:

unknown purple flowers

march 26, 2010

lacamas heritage trail

clark county washington:

 

nuttall's toothwort - Cardamine nuttallii var. nuttallii (aka Oaks Toothwort, Slender Toothwort, Spring Beauty: Synonyms: Cardamine nuttallii var. covilleana, Cardamine nuttallii var. dissecta, Cardamine pulcherrima, Cardamine pulcherrima var. pulcherrima, Cardamine pulcherrima var. tenella, Dentaria tenella, Dentaria tenella var. pulcherrima, Dentaria tenella var. quercetorum, Dentaria tenella var. tenella)

march 26, 2010

lacamas heritage trail

clark county washington -native

 

 

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went back to lacamas heritage trail today for an hour or so & i think i have an id for that last purpley flower. first however, a few i have clinched, starting with this native maple. the tree is young, barely 4" diameter on the trunk at breast height. i know the tree well, but never knew the flowers. got 'er now boy!! :lol: :smart: :clue: :photos: :turtle: :wink:

 

Acer macrophyllum - WTU Herbarium Image Collection

 

bigleaf maple - Acer macrophyllum

april 1, 2010

lacamas heritage trail

clark county washington -native

 

flowers:

 

trunk:

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the identifying single style with 3 linear stigmas turned up very clear in my photo. (one of them anyway. :photos:) :turtle: i opted not to adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, etcetera as the shot is very close to my naked eye view of this shaded bloom. :wink:

 

Claytonia sibirica - WTU Herbarium Image Collection

style 1, with 3 linear stigmas.

 

siberian springbeauty - Claytonia sibirica

april 1, 2010

lacamas heritage trail

clark county washington - native

 

flower:

 

whole plant:

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good gracious! i don't think i have yet found a flower with so many names & synonyms as this. one person's oak toothwort is another's nuttall's toothwort. :) :) :) 'twas growing under garry oak, Quercus garryana, but i like to see nuttall's name in a name. :) moreover, one person's purple is another's pink i find, which is the color i finally tracked this little beauty down under (down in? :) :)). did you know we get the color pink, the name "pink" that is, from a flower of that color whose edges are "pinked" as in a patterned edge from pinking sheers? :) enjoy. :) :) :)

 

Nuttall's Toothwort, Oak Toothwort, Slender Toothwort, Spring Beauty: Cardamine nuttallii var. nuttallii (Synonyms: Cardamine nuttallii var. covilleana, Cardamine nuttallii var. dissecta, Cardamine pulcherrima, Cardamine pulcherrima var. pulcherrima,

 

Nuttall's Toothwort - Cardamine nuttallii var. nuttallii (aka Oaks Toothwort, Slender Toothwort, Spring Beauty: Synonyms: Cardamine nuttallii var. covilleana, Cardamine nuttallii var. dissecta, Cardamine pulcherrima, Cardamine pulcherrima var. pulcherrima, Cardamine pulcherrima var. tenella, Dentaria tenella, Dentaria tenella var. pulcherrima, Dentaria tenella var. quercetorum, Dentaria tenella var. tenella)

april 1, 2010

lacamas heritage trail

clark county washington -native

 

blooms:

 

stem-leaf detail (posted earlier #106 as unidentified):

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a native lily in a secret garden. :) :) note the mottled leaves & drooping bloom. historically, native americans ate the bulbs and used them medicinally. ethnobotany source

 

 

Erythronium oregonum - WTU Herbarium Image Collection

 

giant white fawn-lily - Erythronium oregonum (aka deer's tongue, wild easter lily)

april 2, 2010

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clark county washington -native

 

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straight-up-cam view of bloom:

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i think i have a peg up on the yellow mystery flower. :hyper:

 

Caltha palustris - WTU Herbarium Image Collection

Leaves: Leaves mostly basal, long-petiolate, the blades rounded-reniform, 4-6 cm. long and broad; cauline leaves usually 2, much reduced, short-petiolate.

Flowers: Flowers usually solitary; sepals usually 5, yellow, oblong-elliptic; petals none; stamens numerous; pistils 5-10.

 

plus, it's buttercup family! :phones:

PLANTS Profile for Caltha palustris (yellow marsh marigold) | USDA PLANTS

Family Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family

Genus Caltha L. – marsh marigold

Species Caltha palustris L. – yellow marsh marigold

 

so thens; yellow marsh marigold - Caltha palustris ? :rolleyes: oui? no?

 

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That looks like it, Turtle. :)

 

Marigold :doh:

 

excellente! on to a new mystery flower then. this one's in my garden so i have access for further details if needed. is this flower green? brown? not open? i have looked at every page in 3 guides for this leaf & nada. :eek: :clue: :cry:

 

ideas? answers? questions? :eek2: :lol: :cup: :tree:

 

flowers:

 

whole plant:

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excellente! on to a new mystery flower then. this one's in my garden so i have access for further details if needed. is this flower green? brown? not open? i have looked at every page in 3 guides for this leaf & nada. :eek: :clue: :cry:

 

ideas? answers? questions? :( :turtle: :cup: :tree:

 

It looks like the flowers haven't opened yet, so the verdict is out on which color. The leaves look very familiar to me and I'm pretty sure I ID'd this one back in the day. I'll check some of my books.

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ok; i think i have the mystery flowers/plant id'd. tricky, because the plant is dioecious. my specimen is a boy. :tree: :cup: :eek: :( :clue: will wait for another nod from freezy et al before adding id info to images. :turtle: :cry: :cap:

 

western meadow-rue -Thalictrum occidentale

Thalictrum occidentale - WTU Herbarium Image Collection

Flowers: Inflorescence an open, leafy-bracteate panicle; sepals 4-5, 2-3 mm. long, greenish-white to purplish; petals none; stamens 15-30, the filaments filiform, 4-8 mm. long, purplish; ...
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