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Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Nadia White Rock, Apr 30, 2022.
Tall plant with big leaves and Fabaceae? flowers in Silver Falls State Park,Oregon
What did you mean by "flowers" in the subject line? Did you mean without flowers?
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?
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.
Tried to zoom in! Just not able to see clearly.
Nadia White Rock..please go back and get close up pics!
Looking forward to learning an ID.
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.
I don't think so.They are extremely tall for Dicentra
Galega orientalis - Wikipedia
Something in the family Fumariaceae - Fumaria, Corydalis, etc. Not sure what species occur in Oregon...
Yes! Corydalis scouleri. Thank you! I didn't see this tall plant in our forest around Vancouver
Fumariaceae | Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest
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
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
I can see, there are wet areas. Everybody would say that the Silver Falls State Park is a very wet and mossy place.
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.