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American Pika Ochotona princeps

Observer

moosefish

Date

September 1, 2013 08:27 AM PDT

Description

Saw several, heard many more, didn't get pics of any. The pic shows the terrain.

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 4, 2003 10:23 AM PDT

Description

Granite Mountain Pink Heather
Phyllodoce empetriformis Ericaceae
Granite Mountain, King County, Washington, USA
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What

common beargrass Xerophyllum tenax

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 4, 2003 10:25 AM PDT

Description

Granite Mountain, King County, Washington USA

Bear Grass
Xerophyllum tenax Liliaceae

Sometimes a bear will eat this, in the spring; but when you see it clipped, it's usually due to pickers, who are selling it - according to Daniel Mathews in his excellent book "Cascade-Olympic Natural History"
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What

Bumblebees Genus Bombus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 4, 2003 11:37 AM PDT

Description

Granite Mountain Tiger Lily and Bumblebee
Lilium columbianum Liliaceae

Lilium columbianum at Burke Museum

Lilium columbianum on USDA Plants profile

Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Lilium L. – lily
Species Lilium columbianum Leichtlin – Columbia lily

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What

Columbia Lily Lilium columbianum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 4, 2003 11:37 AM PDT

Description

Granite Mountain Tiger Lily and Bumblebee
Lilium columbianum Liliaceae

Lilium columbianum at Burke Museum

Lilium columbianum on USDA Plants profile

Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae – Lily family
Genus Lilium L. – lily
Species Lilium columbianum Leichtlin – Columbia lily

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 4, 2003 11:55 AM PDT

Description

Granite Mountain Goatsbeard
Aruncus dioicus in Rosaceae family
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What

white twisted-stalk Streptopus amplexifolius

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 4, 2003 12:10 PM PDT

Description

Streptopus amplexifolius (twisted stalk)

Granite Mountain
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What

Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 23, 2008 03:51 PM PDT

Description

Goodyera oblongifolia (western rattlesnake plantain) in flower seen while hiking down from Mason Lake in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, elevation about 1000 meter, (3300 feet)

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 23, 2008 11:31 AM PDT

Description

Rhododendron albiflorum
Ericaceae Dicot
white rhododendron, Cascade azalea
Rhododendron
from the Greek: rhodos, "rose", and dendron, "tree")

Rainbow Lake, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
King County, Washington, USA

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What

common beargrass Xerophyllum tenax

Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 23, 2008 10:44 AM PDT

Description

There was a lot of beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) along this section of the trail, not much in bloom. It was very nice to walk in this noice, cool section of the trail on what was proving to be a fairly hot (by Seattle standards - 28 C or 82 F) day

Trail to Mason Lake (approaching Island Lake) Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

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What

Pacific Coralroot (Corallorhiza mertensiana) Corallorhiza mertensiana

Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 23, 2008 09:53 AM PDT

Description

Corallorhiza sp. - Talapus Lake, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Orchidaceae family

These are mycotrophic plants that obtain their organic carbon from a host green plant by tapping into an intermediary mycorrhizal fungus attached to the roots of the host plant.

Myco-heterotrophy is a symbiotic relationship between certain kinds of plants and fungi, in which the plant gets all or part of its food from parasitism upon fungi rather than from photosynthesis.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myco-heterotrophy accessed 26 April 2010

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What

Yellow Bird's-Nest Monotropa hypopitys

Observer

brewbooks

Date

August 23, 2008 09:39 AM PDT

Description

Pine Sap (Monotropa hypopitys) on the way to Talapus Lake, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

These are mycotrophic plants that obtain their organic carbon from a host green plant by tapping into an intermediary mycorrhizal fungus attached to the roots of the host plant.

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Observer

yiabek

Date

November 10, 2012 02:48 PM PST

Description

Growing on the side of the road, orange, and "peel" like as its name suggests. It does look like an orange peel, except it's smooth.

Habitat: On the side of the road, or a forest dominated by TSHE, PSME, THPL.

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What

Pacific Banana Slug Ariolimax columbianus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 14, 2007 07:04 PM PDT

Description

Ariolimax columbianus (Gould, 1851) Pacific Banana Slug
Arionidae, Stylommatophora, Gastropoda, Mollusca, Animalia

Pacific Banana Slug
Ariolimax

The banana slug breathes through the Pneumostome

This slug was on Bandera Mountain, King County, Washington, USA at an elevation of about 1600 meters (5240 feet) along a damp forest floor.
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Observer

hsin119

Date

May 26, 2012 01:34 PM PDT

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What

Davidson's Penstemon Penstemon davidsonii

Observer

hsin119

Date

May 26, 2012 01:22 PM PDT

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What

beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

hsin119

Date

May 26, 2012 12:59 PM PDT

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Observer

hsin119

Date

May 26, 2012 01:02 PM PDT

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Observer

hsin119

Date

May 26, 2012 12:46 PM PDT

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Observer

hsin119

Date

May 26, 2012 12:42 PM PDT

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Observer

hsin119

Date

May 26, 2012 12:24 PM PDT