Family Name: Polytrichaceae. Description: Also know as Juniper Haircap Moss. This moss resembles tiny pine trees. This type of moss is ground dwelling with pointy bluish-green leaves that have red tips.
Family Name: Sapindanceae. Description: Also known as the Bigleaf Maple. This deciduous tree is very large in height and width. The leaves are palmately lobed and have five deeply lobed opposite leaves. Its samara have wings shaping in a "V". This tree is also a common host for licorice fern.
Family Name: Polypodiaceae. Description: Also known as the maidenhair fern or the five-fingered fern. Thus fern is delicate and palmately branched with a shiny black to brown leaf stalk. The sori are oblonged shaped and are located on the margins of the upper leaflets also known as the pinnea.
Family Name: Cornaceae (Dogwood). Description: Shubby plant that's dark green in color. When in bloom it produces white petals.
Found in the Capital Forest area in the outskirts of Olympia, WA. Found on a small broken log near a Acer Macrophyllum. I also found it on the tree near by. Most of the area had recently been logged. The liverwort was dark green in color and shiny, and had a spreading mat. Pinnately branched.
Kinnikinnick [NOTE: this is not Pinemat Manzanita (Arctostaphylos nevadensis) as iNaturalist wants to label it].
Date: 13 July 2013
Route: Follow Delphi Road S from TESC. Take a right at Waddell Creek RD. Follow this until you hit capitol forest, take a left at the "Y". Follow this road for a bit and Mima Mounds will be on the right.
Weather: Warm and sunny
Habitat: Groundcover, in prairie soil.
Species seen: Pteridium aquilinum, Achillea millefolium, Oregon White Oak, Cladonia spp., Poa pratensis?
Comments: Very large berries, compared to overall plant. I wonder about the mental/physical effects of smoking it.
Atop a mound. Clear sunny day. Prairie; pinkish tufted with basal leaves.
Trail side; Mima Mounds, base of mound. Opposite leaves, elliptic, stalkless, smooth. Purple flowers in spike like cluster atop stem.
Trailside, base of mound; clear sunny day.
2-3 meters high in direct sunlight, surrounded by Devil's club and adjacent to cedar.
Located primarily on mounds, though sparsely found in inter mound region.
Located primarily in inter-mound region.
Located in open meadow.
Located in open meadow.
Located at base of mounds.
Located on mounds and inter-mounds.
Located on mounds primarily.
Located throughout preserve.
Located exclusively on mounds. Probably planted.
Located primarily on mounds.
on ground, gravelly prairie
Characteristics: Brown apothecia on cup points. Smooth podetia. Squamules at base small. Found on stump roots in the prairie.
Surrounding species salal (Gaultheria shallon), Dull Oregon grape (Mahonia nervosa), Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) and many types of mosses abundant.
Growing in duff in a forested area. Predominantly Pseudotsuga menziesii and Alnus rubra, low shrubs.
Elev: 100 m