Identification: Plant Identification Help Requested

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by mark sooke, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. mark sooke

    mark sooke Member

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    I have a new acreage and am just learning about gardening on lower Vancouver Island. I've attached photos of some plants growing on my property that I don't about. I suspect some or all are very common.

    Blue Flowers: lots of these small plants growing in a shady area and are in bloom right now.

    Pink Flower: Very small delicate light pink flowers that are just finishing their bloom now.

    Plant 1: Large shrub with very scented small white flowers. I've smelled them elsewhere around town but I don't know what they are. They are just finishing their bloom now and the leaves are coming out.

    Plant 2: A common plant found all around the cedar woodland on my property. Some are growing out of an old decaying cedar log. Green stick-like stems with red buds opening up to green leaves and little bell-like flowers.

    Thanks for your help.
    Mark
     

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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    woodschmoe Active Member 10 Years

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    #3 is Red Huckleberry, Vaccinium parvifolium.
     
  4. tiger_lily

    tiger_lily Active Member 10 Years

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    You've inherited a great yard! Red huckleberry is a wonderful treat - sour, but nice - it seems to need the rotting stumps or logs as a base. Oemleria is also called "Indian Plum", is native to BC's west coast, and is very pretty in Spring. Enjoy!
     
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    The first one is definitely periwinkle and I think the second one looks like glory of white snow.
     

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