Category Archives: Botany

K’omoks estuary in bloom

From an email by Jocie Brooks to members of the Botany Group on May 26. This week, I’d like to draw attention to our amazing estuary, which is full of fascinating plants, many of which are now in bloom.  Experience the … Continue reading

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Featured plant: Tiny veronicas (speedwells)

From an email by Jocie Brooks to members of the Botany Group on May 18. Backyard micro-botany Staying closer to home this spring, I am noticing just how many plants, wanted and unwanted, are in my backyard. This year, I … Continue reading

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Featured plant: Horsetail and scouring rush

This post is by Jocie Brooks, leader of the Botany Group, adapted from her email to members of the group on May 12. General notes Horsetail and scouring rush are distinctive plants, with bamboo-like jointed stems and a strange rough-to-touch … Continue reading

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Odd trilliums: An explanation

Loys Maingon provided the following explanation for the trilliums with double and triple flowers reported in the previous post Strange Trilliums! The answer to the question about the trillium is one that I have often given to questions on my … Continue reading

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