Wildflowers: Tall plant with big leaves and fabaceae? flowers

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  1. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Tall plant with big leaves and Fabaceae? flowers in Silver Falls State Park,Oregon
     

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    Not Apiaceae?
    What did you mean by "flowers" in the subject line? Did you mean without flowers?
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Flower in pic 3 ..but too tiny to id.
    Would love clear close up pics of the leaves and flowers.
    Could it be Dicentra sp?
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Oh, there are flowers. Sorry, I see there is a bit of purple, did not see that before.
    I thought that suggestion looked reasonable, which would be Papaveraceae.
    It could reasonably be Dicentra formosa, Pacific bleeding heart.
     
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    Tried to zoom in! Just not able to see clearly.
    Dicentra. ???Corydalis???

    Nadia White Rock..please go back and get close up pics!

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    Looking forward to learning an ID.
     
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    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    here is a close picture. I check db for Oregon wildflowers, these ones I've never seen before. There are lots of familiar flowers which we can see in our rainforest, this one was like very suitable for this rainy environment and at the same time very noticeable and very strange. It couldn't be invasive. I found them in abundance in several places along the river.
     

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    I don't think so.They are extremely tall for Dicentra
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Something in the family Fumariaceae - Fumaria, Corydalis, etc. Not sure what species occur in Oregon...
     
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    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Yes! Corydalis scouleri. Thank you! I didn't see this tall plant in our forest around Vancouver

    Fumariaceae | Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest
    Corydalis scouleri
    Scouler's Corydalis

    Erect, sturdy, hairless, with a slight covering of bluish waxy powder. Stems hollow. Leaves usually 3 from upper part of stem, large, divided into oblong leaflets with rounded or pointed tips. Flowers pink, rose, or bicolored, about 1 in. long, held in neat rows on long narrow spike, long spurs pointing upward or outward. Grows in moist woodlands, along shaded streambanks, shaded moist roadsides.

    • Rarity: Locally Common
    • Flowering Time: Late Spring
    • Life Cycle: Perennial
    • Height: 20--50 inches
    • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Moist Riverbanks
    • Found In: West Gorge, Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np
    • Native: Yes
     
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    It's interesting that, according to E-Flora BC, Corydalis scouleri is native in BC to a fairly small area on Vancouver Island.

    E-Flora BC Atlas Page


    Corydalis scouleri BC distribution (2).png
     
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    I can see, there are wet areas. Everybody would say that the Silver Falls State Park is a very wet and mossy place.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'm late on this one... but Corydalis scouleri is very common in Silver Falls SP and on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. As Margot noted, it is restricted to 3 watersheds on Vancouver Island -- quite the trek to see it.
     
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