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 several beach sites.

Menzies’ larkspur (Delphinium menziesii) is from Williams Beach.

And these other three delights were just asking to be photographed:

Deltoid balsamroot (Balsamorhiza deltoidea) from Oyster Bay.

[And from a previous communication, John noted wryly:] One of the “easily seen” deltoid balsamroot plants at Oyster Bay is in full beautiful bloom, though for how much longer with the re-emergence of clodhoppers and RVs I hate to guess. The other 3 “easily seen” plants have all had their flowers CUT OFF. Perhaps for dashboard or mantelpiece decoration.

[Note that this is a red-listed species in BC.]

I was intrigued to find the wonderfully camouflaged insect in the fringecup (Tellima grandiflora). Did not see it when I took the pic.

Lastly, is false bugbane (Trautvetteria caroliniensis).

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