Botany walk highlights: Exhibition Grounds

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]:

  1. Western trillium (Trillium ovatum)
  1. Pink fawn lily (Erythronium revolutum)
  1. Pacific bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa)
  1. Nuttall’s toothwort (Cardamine nuttallii)
  1. Stream violet (Viola glabella)
  1. Spreading gooseberry (Ribes divaricatum)
  1. Western wild ginger (Asarum caudatum)
  1. Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
  1. Botanists at large!
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