A trillium trio, etc.

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on April 20.

Here are a few things from a walk at Roy Morrison Nature Park last week [click a photo to enlarge it]:

  1. A trio of trilliums, Trillium ovatum. I was shocked to see some children clutching a bouquet of these and other flowers. We need to get the word out that these aren’t for picking, and are supposed to be protected by law in BC!!
  1. Rusty, hairy fiddleheads of sword fern, Polystichum munitum.
  1. The complexity of alder bark: old sapsucker drilling holes, black bear claw marks, layered over the squiggly lines of the lichen Graphis stricta. And more lichens, with intriguing boundaries that look like countries on a map.
  1. This one is from my backyard: our showiest native shrub, red-flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum. A great plant to have in the garden, and it’s a win-win because hummingbirds love these flowers also.
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