Identification: Two herbs found near Mt. St. Helens

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  1. StephenJK

    StephenJK Active Member

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    Hoping someone can identify these two herbs found just south of Mt. St. Helens, growing in an older hemlock-dominated forest at an elevation of ~ 2600 feet.
     

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  2. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I would say the second is likely Chimaphila umbellata (Prince's Pine) while the first looks like a vaccinium.

     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

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

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    Prominent whitish midvein and not-so-whorled leaf arrangement suggests Chimaphila menziesii instead of its close relative for the second.

    The first is very likely Vaccinium myrtillus.
     
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