Found on trail in Olympic National Park. Also called Deer Foot or Vanilla Leaf, this plant has 3 large, smooth, triangular leaves. Low to ground.
A pretty, green moss that has a dark brown stem and light brown, reddish brown, or green veins to its bi-pinnately compound leaves. This moss grows "branches", which look like another of the same moss stacked on top of the original.
Habitat: Growing in
Pinnately compound with 9-19 toothed leaflets. Leaves arranged in a whorl.
White central cord with very few branches and numerous from .2-8 cm , hanging from an Acer macrophyllum in strands varying from 4-6 feet in length.
An immature tree specimen with bright green leaves that are 2-dimensional in that they only grow from the sides of the branches. Apex of leaves are emarginate. Leaves connect to twig with a peg. Undersides of leaves have two rows of stomatal bloom. Terminal buds are tan and round and typically grow in threes.
Habitat: Growing in the partial sun by the side of a cleared path. Growing under Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock. Under story included sword fern, mosses, licorice fern, and lots of large woody debris.
Weather: Misty, rainy day with full overcast sky and 60F.
A thallose liverwort growing in and around a small waterfall. A flat, tongue-like liverwort with a distinct scale-like pattern to them. Very flat and has a few branches coming out the sides to from "Y" and "V" shapes with its body. Surface is somewhat rough to the touch. It has a single center vein that runs down the middle of its thallus that creates a visible indention on its back.
Habitat: Growing in an old growth conifer forest with many rocky outcroppings and waterfalls. Growing among mosses and maidenhair ferns under the dense canopy of Douglas-fir and western hemlock trees with an occasional western red cedar.
Weather: Misty, rainy, 60F, full overcast sky.
A pleurocarpous moss that grows about 2 inches long. The stem of the moss is green, reddish-green, or reddish-brown and it grows pinnately compound leaves. Relatively looks flat and somewhat like a feather.
Habitat: Growing on the ground under deciduous trees in an old growth forest. Some growing under conifers, but not as often. Growing among other mosses, oak leaf fern, sword fern, and bracken fern.
Weather: Misty, rainy, 60F, full overcast sky.
Common name: Snake Liverwort
plants flattened, ribbon like, with coarse, hexagonal markings on the upper surface. each hexagon with a dot or pore in its centre
1 to 2.2 cm wide
Description: A light green fern with thin fronds about 2 inches wide and 1.5 feet long. It has two morphologies, the main fronds which every leaflet is attached to the frond, but not each other like in licorice fern, and another single stemmed frond that looks different from the others in that it has far less leaflets and none of the leaflets touch at all.
Habitat: Growing in moist loamy soil with a thick layer of duff in full shade in the under story of a Douglas-fir dominant forest. Growing among maidenhair fern and sword fern.
Weather: Drizzly, 60F, overcast and wet.
Description: A lovely fern, with palmate fronds and thin, black stems and primary veins. Leaflets are oblong and have an interesting margin. It starts entire on one side, but the then becomes crenate on the other side, giving them the appearance of a cartoon wing. Each leaflet has short petioles that lift them from the main stem.
Habitat: Living on moist, loamy soil a with thick duff layer, in full shade under the canopy of a primarily Douglas-fir forest.
Weather: Drizzly, 60F, overcast sky and wet.
Growing on rock, no soredia about the same color as L. pulmonaria when wet. 3,200 feet, old growth hemlock ridge.
It was very dry and I poured water on it to get the green stripe.
So pretty.. in an old growth hemlock forest.
Clinging to rock with other water loving bryophytes.
VERY potent pineapple smell upon discovery. Tasted like pineapple candy/cake! (Edibility unknown, I spit out all that I tasted!) Upon bringing it home and placing it in the refrigerator, it began to give off a very strong smell that resembled souring dairy. The smell became more sour as it dried. I brought it in to the lab the next morning in attempt to identify it, and according to matchmaker and David Aurora's Mushrooms Demystified, this is called Leucogaster odoratus!
Growing on dead wood, probably doug fir (because it was near a ton of douglas fir). Surrounded by sword fern and oregon grape. A crust polypore. Very lovely purple tan coloration.
Smelled crazy sweet like caramel. Spores a deep grey-purple color. Was growing on a doug fir pine cone, surrounded by oregon grape, various ferns, and douglas fir trees.
Spore print was cinnamon brown. Surrounded by doug fir, stairstep moss, and trailing blackberry. Mild odor and taste.
Located near amanita muscaria, shore grass, and shore pine. Growing in groups. Smell is peppery. Rusty brown and orange cinnamon cap color.
Growing among Doug fir, Hemlock and Oregon grape
Deep red gills
Yellow stipe with yellow cortina