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Western lady fern Athyrium filix-femina

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lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This lady fern was growing in a wood chip bed. This plant grows in damp shady woodland environment.

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twinberry Lonicera involucrata

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

The fruits of this plant are a very vibrant black color. The darkness of the berries were uses as a black pigment. This native plant prefers very moist environment.

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True Sedges Genus Carex

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This type of grass favors open dry climates but can do well in both dry and moist soil. It is native to the USA and seems. This plant was about 1 foot long.

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Trailing Blackberry Rubus ursinus

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This plant originates from california. It's not as common as the Himalayan blackberry, in this region, but still acts as an invasive species. It also produces delicious berries.

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Rododendron Genus Rhododendron

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

Vibrant pink Azaleas outside of the Burke Museum. They were about 2 feet tall.

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Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This is the flowering top of queen anne's lace. They are part of the carrot family. Modern cultivated carrots that you find in grocery stores were formed from a subspecies of this plant.

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paper birch Betula papyrifera

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This tree was about found amidst oregon grape and english ivy outside of the Burke Museum. The wood from the birch was frequently used to make canoes in some native american cultures.

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Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) Cortaderia selloana

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

They pollinated through the wind. They produce unisex seeds. These plants are 6 feet tall.

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oregon oak Quercus garryana

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

These oaks produce an edible acorn. They are native to the pacific northwest, and can grow to be about 20 meters tall

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orange honeysuckle Lonicera ciliosa

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This species of plant is typically found in lowland wood areas. It is favored by hummingbirds. It's vine-like stems used to be used to lash bridges.

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Monocots Class Liliopsida

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This type of grass prefers open wooded areas. The leaves of the grass are used to weave baskets. they can grow to be about 2 feet tall and are semi-erect.

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kinnikinnick Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

Kinnikinnick is an alternative to tobacco. Native americans used to combine it with other plant materials and smoke them. During the winter time, it has bright red berries that hang off of it. This shrub was about 7 inches tall.

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Japanese maple Acer palmatum

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

These maples produce a bright red leaf. This maple was only about 5 feet tall. It can be considered a shrub since it tends to live in the understory of other larger trees.

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Horse-Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

Horse chestnut trees are large and have a propellor like leave groupings. The bark of the trees are scaly and hard. The chestnuts that fall from the tree are covered in spurs.

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Hierochloe hirta Anthoxanthum nitens ssp. nitens

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This common sweet grass has a vanilla scent. Native americans used it weave baskets and as incense. The vanilla scent of the grass become more fragrant when the grass is dry. Their stems can grow to be about 2-2.5 feet tall.

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false lily of the valley Maianthemum dilatatum

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

These individual stalks are about 1 feet tall. They are a ground cover plant in some moist woodland areas.

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evergreen huckleberry Vaccinium ovatum

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This woody bush was about 2 feet tall. The berries typically come out during the winter time so there were none to be found on this fine spring day.

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deer fern Blechnum spicant

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

Deer ferns prefer moist, shaded areas. Their distinctive leaf joint makes them easy to identify among other ferns in the PNW.

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daffodil Genus Narcissus

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This hardy plant flowers during the spring time. They are flower from bulbs.

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Common ivy Hedera helix

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This invasive plant grows quickly and can be a hassle to get rid of. It is native to western asia and europe. It's a ground cover ivy.

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coast silk tassel Garrya elliptica

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This plant prefers to live on coastal regions. Silk tassel also have two separate sexes. This is a tall bush that can be about 6 feet tall.

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Chicalote de cerro Family Berberidaceae

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

The yellow berries on the tall oregon grape were frequently used as yellow dye by native americans. The berries can be eaten. This plant prefers lightly wooded areas

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camas Genus Camassia

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This bulbs of this plant were harvested by specific northwest native americans and then boiled, as a staple to many of their diets. The stalks are about 3 feet tall and reach a 6 petaled lilac flower at the end.

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Observer

lisettealbert

Date

April 24, 2012

Description

This plant is about a 1 foot tall. The yellow flowers have 4 petals and the leaves appear ivy-like.

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