From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on April 16.
Last Monday we enjoyed our first botany walk at the Exhibition Grounds access to the Tsolum River. Trilliums & fawn lilies, just getting started in Alison’s last photos, were now in full bloom and there were wonderful displays this year.
We had an enthusiastic group, including a 7-year old who really knew her stuff! We were pleased to locate a patch of wild ginger, which Joy remembered from a CVN walk led by Loys Maingon a few years ago.
Here are a few highlights [click a photo to enlarge it]:
- Western trillium (Trillium ovatum)
- Pink fawn lily (Erythronium revolutum)
- Pacific bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa)
- Nuttall’s toothwort (Cardamine nuttallii)
- Stream violet (Viola glabella)
- Spreading gooseberry (Ribes divaricatum)
- Western wild ginger (Asarum caudatum)
- Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
- Botanists at large!