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1 hour ago
Botany report: Frilly Flowers!
Though exotic looking, all of these are quite common in Paradise Meadows and similar subalpine meadow habitats. Buckbean is aquatic, growing in the ponds, deer cabbage is widespread in the meadows, and fringed grass-of-Parnassus is often found along the rocky edges of subalpine streams.
Photos courtesy of botany group photographer John Brears.
1. Buck Bean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
2. Deer Cabbage (Nephrophyllidium crista-galli)
3. Fringed grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia fimbriata) ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Sharing this post from Tsolum River Restoration group. Much work went into covering the toxic mine site to prevent the run off from the mine from killing fish in the Tsolum River. It took years to bring back the salmon. Please help to resolve this issue of all terrain vehicles damage to the site and other ecological sensitive areas. This planet is our only home and our only source of food and water. ... See MoreSee Less
Category Archives: Botany
From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on July 31. The last day of July….sigh…what a great month it is for plants! Here are some fun photos from John B: “Plants which like to show off their frilly … Continue reading
From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on July 25. I recently hiked the plateau traverse (from Wood Mountain to Paradise Meadows: 28 km) with Mandy and Krista, spending one night at Mackenzie Lake. We had a great … Continue reading
Catching up with communications in the Botany Group during July. This is from an email from Jocie to the group on July 20. Frank Hovenden and Jack Bindernagel recently did a trip to White Ridge, a provincial park that is accessed … Continue reading