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Peloric foxglove

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on June 9. John B. took this spectacular photo of a “peloric foxglove.” This is a mutation where a bilaterally symmetrical flower (zygomorphic) mutates into a radially symmetrical flower (actinomorphic). It … Continue reading

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Tree of the Year 2020: Cycle Tour Challenge

Karen Cummins contributed this article to encourage you to visit the trees nominated for Tree of the Year 2020. Our family loves to cycle and it is our usual mode of transport whenever possible.  For viewing special trees in our … Continue reading

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Nominees for Tree of the Year 2020

Although there will be only one winner of the Tree of the Year contest, all the nominated trees have interest and value. The CVN Board suggests that members (in household groups only) get out and enjoy these trees as part … Continue reading

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Rare Denman Island fern, and more

Jocie passed along these additional photos and notes from John B. to the Botany Group on June 2. The beautiful coastal woodfern (Dryopteris arguta) is blue-listed and grows on my friend’s cliffs on Denman Island. Hairy honeysuckle (Lonicera hispidula) is showing at … Continue reading

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