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Pack Forest (Google, OSM)
46.8389367746, -122.2951426191
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For more on Pack Forest and context of walk, see daily account for 3/31. On an exposed hillside above the grassy field at Pack Forest, a stand of dried, dead looking shrubs were covered in these strange growths. There were no distinguishable leaves or buds on the plants- they were approximately four feet tall, but many had fallen. I was attracted to the small growths (approx 1 inch in diameter) because I first thought it was a seed pod or something that would help me distinguish the plant. They were soaking wet, perhaps it is a disease that wiped out this stand of shrubs?

Apr. 06, 2012 20:13:24 -0700
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Look in Russo's Galls of California. They look like classic Stem Galls caused by one of the small wasps that frequent our woodlands.

Posted by bob-dodge over 2 years ago (Flag)
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