Identification: Tumbler Ridge BC mountain plants

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  1. Oliverian

    Oliverian New Member

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    Hello! We're attempting to identify a few of our native plants here. We're also wondering whether they're edible in whole or in part. We're just barely starting to learn.

    Normally we would photograph and not pick, but we were out and the camera wasn't working!

    All were found in a wooded area in Tumbler Ridge, BC.

    First one:

    Second one: (Leaves are waxy-looking and were growing wrapped around each other; had a club-like extension growing out of it).

    Third one:


    (Not sure how picture posting works yet but they should be in that order..)


    Thanks in advance!
     

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    Sundrop Well-Known Member

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    # 3 Lycopodium sp.
     
  3. Oliverian

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    Thanks! I'll look into a few different local species and see if it might match what we see out there.

    I should add -- We certainly wouldn't eat something that was ID'd on the internet as an edible before a lot more looking into it. :)
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    #3 looks more like a Yarrow Achillea millefolium leaf; definitely not a Lycopodium.
     
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    #1 looks like Castilleja sp..
    I agree that #3 is yarrow.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    #2, something in the Liliaceae (in the broad sense, likely something that has been ascribed to a different family now).
     
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    Thank you, everyone! Now that #3 is growing up a little more it is certainly starting to look like Yaro. :)
     

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