From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on August 30.
On July 22-23 I attended Botany BC (along with some of you) and we had a lot of fun looking at subalpine plants. Here are a few highlights from that. Most of these are from the McKenzie Lake area [click a photo to enlarge it]:
- Queen’s cup (Clintonia uniflora). These white lilies contrast beautifully with the deep green leaves.
- Marsh violet (Viola palustris). A lovely mauve-coloured violet.
- Northern comandra or bastard toadflax (Geocaulon lividum). This is not too common in our area, but there is quite a lot along the shores of McKenzie Lake. Note the small yellow-green blooms.
- This creamy coloured slime mold (Ceratiomyxa sp.) was found on an old log on the McKenzie Lake trail.
- This slime mold (Lindbladia tubulina) looks like a blob of tar! Near Diver’s Lake.
- The admirable bolete (Aureoboletus mirabilis) has a reddish suede-like cap.
- Botanists at large: Diver’s Lake area.
- Traversing the McKenzie Lake meadow.