Identification: Cypress wild plants

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  1. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Again, I think they are native but this time I post them on this forum. Again, I think I found names for some, I would be glad to find names for unknown and confirmation for my identification. I am sorry for not good quality pictures

    1. Interesting grass
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    2. This is Potentilla.
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    All these white flowers look similar and different
    3. I am not sure about Zigadenus venenosus and all pictures are not good enough to see clear. I found it in sunny dry place
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    4. This small I found in wet forest place
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    5.Another white in the same wet forest
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    6. Looks different from first three, found in wet forest
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    7.Holodiscus has to be Holodiscus discolor, but leaves are small and flowers not so large as in the White Rock forest. Can it be Holodiscus dumosus? I found 2 of them on Eagle Bluffs, very open sunny place
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    8. Something from Erica family
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    9.Local Rhododendron
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    10. I know Elliottia pyroliflora, I asked about it last October and looked forward to see in bloom. Very beautiful even not so showy as Rhododendrons
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    11.Last one is the most intriguing, is this Cypripedium californicum? Not in bloom but leaves look correct. In dry sunny place
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  2. Sundrop

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    # 11 May be Veratrum?
     
  3. Andrey Zharkikh

    Andrey Zharkikh Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Only Veratrum viride is listed for BC. Although the leaves are remotely similar to ones of Cypripedium, the inflorescence is a raceme in Cypripedium but a panicle in veratrum.

    #1 is a sedge, not a grass. Check the basal leaves, which are "W" in cross-section. There are too many Carex species including the local ones with just minor details different, so in most cases, the exact species cannot be called without a microscope.
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Working backward,

    #9 - Rhododendron albiflorum
    #8 - Phyllodoce empetriformis surrounded by Vaccinium uliginosum
    #7 - a Holodiscus discolor growing in an harsher environment
    #6 and #4 - Luetkea pectinata
    #5 and #3 - prior to doing a bit of info digging, I would have said Triantha glutinosa, but the various resources disagree on what species are present here, as some references sink these into Triantha occidentalis, others recognize the two as separate species
    #2 - not sure which one, need photos of basal leaves and underside of leaves for me to tell, though others may know it by sight
    #1 - I would suggest Carex mertensii - the lowermost bract subtending the inflorescence is leafy and greatly exceeds the inflorescence. I don't think there are too many others that resemble this, but I'm willing to be corrected.
     
  5. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Thank you. I feel very happy with answers. I wish last one was an orchid but I didn't believe myself in it:(((
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I wouldn't expect the Cypripedium to be north of Oregon.
     
  7. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I think I saw N11 in bloom in Manning park. Not very bright in colors but interesting anyway
     

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    No doubt Veratrum viride. Very beautiful!
     

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