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Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica) Camellia japonica

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lhuynh10

Date

March 29, 2012 02:59 PM PDT

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Old Man's Beard Dolichousnea longissima

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lhuynh10

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

I believe this either to be usnea wirthii (blood-spattered beard) or evernia prunastri (antlered perfume). I do not see the powdery balls near the tips of the lichen or it being red-spotted for it to be the first prediction. It grew on a deciduous, near conifers, at low elevation open forest.

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Cleavers Galium aparine

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lhuynh10

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

This weedy, but native plant grew in abundant on the low elevation, wet soil at Pack Forest. It isn't blooming with white-green flowers at the moment. It was surrounded by early morels, lichens, conifers, and sweet coltsfoot. One way they spread is through hanging on with tiny "hooks" underneath the leaves and margin to cotton clothing.

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western sweet coltsfoot Petasites frigidus ssp. palmatus

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lhuynh10

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

Found at low elevation underneath douglas firs and big leaf maples. The soil was moist to muddy from rain earlier in the night and morning. Surrounding ground cover includes lichens, early morels, stinky bobs. I even found a long-tailed vole snacking on this guy!

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lhuynh10

Date

March 31, 2012

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Growing in middle of trail next to a small seasonal stream, low elevation. Weather was ~40 degrees F, damp but not rainy, surrounded by tall conifers and deciduous.

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Azalea (Genus Rhododendron) Genus Rhododendron

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lhuynh10

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

Planted outside next to a cabin in Pack Forest, near woods, seems common. In full bloom, plant is about 6ft. tall and 4ft. in width. Climate is wet and a little humid, low elevation.

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long-tailed vole Microtus longicaudus

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lhuynh10

Date

March 31, 2012

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Common ivy Hedera helix

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lhuynh10

Date

March 29, 2012

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Common non-native, alongside U of Washington trail covering 50% of total area.

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Western redcedar Thuja plicata

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lhuynh10

Date

March 29, 2012

Description

Along a trail at U of Washington with lesser human traffic. Rainy (heavy) day, low 50s, early spring. Surrounded by mostly douglas firs, big leaf maples, and a few deciduous with blue herons nests. Ground cover consists of mostly English Ivy.

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