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6 April 2013 – Giant Purple Wakerobin

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

The Giant Purple Wakerobin (Trillium kurabayashii J.D. Freeman) is a rare plant that is endemic to the coastal areas of Southeast Oregon and extreme Northwest California. They can form large colonies. These pictures were taken in the Bellevue Botanical Gardens, Bellevue, Washington on 6 April 2013.   The plants are from 8 to 28 inches […]

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6 April 2013 – Long-tailed Ginger

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

The Long-tailed Ginger (Asarum caudatum Lindl.) is a mat-forming evergreen plant that grow  in moist places on forest floors. It  naturally occurs in two separate regions in the Pacific Northwest. One region is west of the Cascade crest from SW British Columbia to NW California, and the other region is in the interior and runs […]

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6 April 2013 – Moss-covered Trees

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

In the tradition of Western Washington, a larger number of the trees growing in the Bellevue Botanical Garden were covered with moss and lichens. The mild climate and relatively heavy rainfall makes for healthy moss growing conditions. As thick as the moss was in Bellevue, it is even thicker in the temperate rain forest on […]

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6 April 2013 – Western Oakfern

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

The Western Oakfern (Gymnocarpium dryopteris (L.) Newman), also called the Common Oak Fern or Northern Oak Fern is a fern of the family Polypodiaceae. Its natural range is widespread and circumboreal, occurring throughout Canada, Alaska, the Northern two tiers of states in the USA as well as the Rocky Mountain States. It also occurs in […]

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6 April 2013 – Oregon Grape

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

The Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt.) is a flowering evergreen shrub in the Barberry Family (Berberidaceae) that is native to Western North America. It can become naturalized outside of its typical range if conditions are acceptable. In some places the plant is considered to be an exotic invasive. It is the State Flower of […]

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6 April 2013 – American Skunk Cabbage

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

Along the path in the Nature Discovery area of the Bellevue Botanical Garden in the wet areas next to a pond, we spotted some American Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus Hultén & H. St. John). This member of the Arum Family (Araceae) naturally grows In Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and California. It locally […]

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6 April 2013 – Apple Serviceberry

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

Near the entrance to the Bellevue Botanical Garden we spotted some Apple  Serviceberry (Amelanchier X grandiflora) in full bloom. I did some research and according to numerous sources, this is a hybrid of between is a cross between Amelanchier arborea and Amelanchier laevis. However, the USDA plant profile site lists the Amelanchier X grandiflora as […]

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6 April 2013 – Bigleaf Maple

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

The Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum Pursh) has the largest leaf of any maple in the world, up to 24 inches across. It naturally occurs in the coastal areas from the extreme southern tip of the Alaskan Panhandle to Southern California. There are sizable populations in the Sierra Nevada Range and a tiny population in Idaho […]

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6 April 2013 – Coastal Rhododendron

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-Refuge

The Coastal Rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum D. Don ex G. Don) is the State Flower of Washington. It is a broadleaf evergreen rhododendron species native to western North America. Its natural range is primarily near the Pacific coast, but its range extends to the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, with outlying populations in […]

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6 April 2013 – Red-flowered Currant

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

Red-flowered Currant – Ribes sanguineum Pursh

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6 April 2013 – Giant White Fawn Lily

6 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

I was impressed with the Bellevue Botanic Garden and their effort to capture the native flora. Of all the flowers on display, I think my favorite was the Giant White Fawn Lily – (Erythronium oregonum Applegate). It was definitely the largest member of the Erythronium genus that I have ever seen.       It […]

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5 April 2013 – Common Spring-Gold

5 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

  The Common Spring-Gold (Crocidium multicaule Hook.) is a delicate spring blooming annual member of the Aster Family (Asteraceae). It ranges from British Columbia, through Washington and Oregon, to Northern California. (These pictures were taken at the Westbound Ryegrass Rest Area along Interstate 90.)       It grows in open grasslands in sandy soils […]

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5 April 2013 – Foothill Death Camas

5 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

The Foothill Death Camas (Toxicoscordion paniculatum (Nutt.) Rydb. is native to the Western USA from Washington and Montana on the north to California and New Mexico on the south. In Washington, it is found in most counties between the Cascade Crest and the Idaho border. It grows in a wide variety of habitats ranging from […]

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5 April 2013 – Thymeleaf Buckwheat

5 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugeTrip to Spokane

The Thymeleaf Buckwheat (Eriogonum thymoides Benth.) is a subshrub that is endemic to Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. In Washington, it is found on the eastern slopes of the Cascades and in the Columbia Basin. It is locally common in dry or rocky soils in sagebrush deserts, Ponderosa Pine forest openings and on rocky ridges. These […]

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5 April 2013 – Carey’s Balsamroot – Balsamorhiza careyana

5 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugePlant ProfileTrip to Spokane

Carey’s Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza careyana A. Gray) is found on east of the Cascade Mountains in Washington and Oregon. This member of the Aster Family (Asteraceae) is not as widespread as the Arrowleaf Balsamroot, but is common in its more limited range. The leaves are similar in shape to the Arrowleaf Balsamroot, but not as hairy […]

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5 April 2013 – Big Sagebrush – Artemisia tridentata

5 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugePlant ProfileTrip to Spokane

Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.) is an aromatic evergreen shrub from the Aster Family (Asteraceae). It is native to Intermountain West of North America, thriving in arid and semi-arid habitats ranging from cold deserts to dry mountain slopes. It is the dominant species in large swaths of its natural range. It is a coarse shrub […]

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5 April 2013 – Western Tansymustard – Descurainia pinnata

5 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugePlant ProfileTrip to Spokane

Descurainia pinnata (Walter) Britton is a member of the Mustard Family (Brassicaceae) known as the Western Tansymustard. It is an annual native to North America and is found in every USA state except Alaska, Hawaii, and Alabama as well as throughout Canada and Mexico. It can be found in a variety of habitats and can […]

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5 April 2013 – Low Pussytoes – Antennaria dimorpha

5 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugePlant ProfileTrip to Spokane

The Low Pussytoes (Antennaria dimorpha (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray) is a mat-forming low growing perennial  member of the Aster family (Asteraceae) which prefers drier habitats like sagebrush desert and bunchgrass communities. It is native to western North America from Southern British Columbia to Northern California to Nebraska. In Washington, it is found in all […]

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5 April 2013 – Wingnut Cryptantha – Cryptantha pterocarya

5 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugePlant ProfileTrip to Spokane

The Wingnut Cryptantha (Cryptantha pterocarya (Torr.) Greene) is a diminutive spring blooming annual of the Forget-me-not Family (Boraginaceae) that is commonly found in uplands and sagebrush deserts in the west from Washington State to Texas, California, and Northern New Mexico. It prefers sandy and gravelly soils. In Washington it is found along the eastern slopes […]

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5 April 2013 – Showy Phlox – Phlox speciosa

5 April 2013 Botany Bill Non-RefugePlant ProfileTrip to Spokane

The Showy Phlox (Phlox speciosa Pursh) is found in Western North America from British Columbia to Northern Mexico. It is absent from Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. In Washington State, it is found east of the Cascades in sagebrush, short bunchgrass, and open Ponderosa pine communities.     It is an erect perennial herb that grows […]

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