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carlymartin

Date

October 15, 2014

Description

Russula with dark brown umbo cap, light brown margin, and cream colored gills. Long 10-14 cm creamy white stipes. Smell is extremely pleasant and fruity, but taste hot and will give you gastrointestinal poisoning.

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Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasciculare

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carlymartin

Date

October 15, 2014

Description

Grouped sulphur tuft found along a trail. Yellow-orange convex cap with lighter yellow margin. Greenish gills on hymenium. Bright yellow stipe with rusty brown scales at base. Mild smell, but extremely bitter taste.

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vivalabotany

Date

October 20, 2014 12:57 PM PDT

Description

These mature Boletus zelleri were found during a drizzely day at Staircase, WA. They are mature and the yellow pores are becoming darker blue due to bruising. It was found among old growth conifers, hemlocks, and hardwoods. The stem is red/ fibrous/ stuffed.

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myco-hound

Date

October 15, 2014 11:30 AM PDT

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myco-hound

Date

October 15, 2014 11:53 AM PDT

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myco-hound

Date

October 15, 2014 11:18 AM PDT

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Deceiver Laccaria laccata

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myco-hound

Date

October 15, 2014 11:15 AM PDT

Description

L. laccata was found growing in gravel and for needles with trailing blackberry and strawberry. This was on the edge of the gravel road in Lebar Horse Camp in the Olympic National Forest. Identified by macroscopic features.

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alyatoquinto

Date

November 6, 2014

Description

Growing on the trunk of a small Western Hemlock, in Hemlock dominated forest. Scattered all over the ground in the surrounding area.

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Pear-shaped Puffball Lycoperdon pyriforme

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katkirchoff

Date

October 15, 2014

Description

Puffball growing in a cluster. creamy white/brown coloring. Located in old growth forest. Spores are powdery brown.

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glittering wood-moss Hylocomium splendens

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heatherrackley

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

The stem is thick and red in color. Leaves are light green and branching at each node. The sporophyte is rising from the side of the stem but more toward the top. Capsules are beaked. Growing on duff and fallen rotting logs.Hummus rich soils, Tsuga heterophylla (western hemlock) and Thuja plicata (western red cedar) are the dominant tree species. The stem is thick and red in color. Leaves are light green and branching at each node. The sporophyte is rising from the side of the stem but more toward the top. Capsules are beaked. Growing on duff and fallen rotting logs.

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heatherrackley

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

These moss are about 3 cm tall with shiny transparent leaves. Sporophyte is about 3 cm growing out of the tip with a very small capsule. Growing on fallen rotting trees. Forest is very mature with many layers of plant species. The trees are Thuja plicata (western red cedar) Tsuga heterophylla (western hemlock) and Acer macrophyllum )bigleaf maple).

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stellarose

Date

October 20, 2014

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

Description

Leafy, acrocarpus, dioecious moss to 3cm tall. Smooth, rhizoid-free stems and large oval leaves with prominent central costa.

Males have flower-like antheridial heads with rosettes of leaves just at their stem tips, and females have leaves continuous along their stems.

Common in coniferous forests on decomposing logs, soil-covered rock, and humus. From low to subalpine elevations.

Common name: Fan moss
Rhizomnium = rhizoid-bearing, as many species of this genus have rhizoid-bearing stems; glabrescens = smooth, as this species has smooth stems that do not bear rhizoids.

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Grand Fir Abies grandis

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palmeg28

Date

October 20, 2014 02:35 PM PDT

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Jewelled Amanita Amanita gemmata

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megan2

Date

October 20, 2014 12:38 PM PDT

Description

This specimen was found alone at the base of a large conifer on a very rainy day at Staircase Rapids. The weather was in the 50's and it was cloudy.

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klynne

Date

November 23, 2014

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klynne

Date

November 23, 2014

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klynne

Date

the past

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Lettuce Lichen Lobaria oregana

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klynne

Date

November 22, 2014

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klynne

Date

November 23, 2014

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klynne

Date

the past

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great scented liverwort Conocephalum conicum

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klynne

Date

the past

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deer fern Blechnum spicant

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kendra27

Date

November 20, 2014

Description

Found with two fronds; the sterile lower to the ground, evergreen, leathery leaflets, stipes dark purplish brown, and the fertile leaves upright from the center of the plant, deciduous, much narrower and sometimes rolled in near-tubes around the sori.

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maidenhair ferns Genus Adiantum

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heatherrackley

Date

October 20, 2014

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Roundback Slugs Family Arionidae

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mossy

Date

November 7, 2014

Description

Name that snail in another post fore this post can you name this slug for me. What the heck are they doing?

The slug looks happy, maybe they are courting? I mean it does not look like the snail is eating the slug. It looks like they are both saying hello. I know that the slugs bits are under the mantle and not in the tail, but still I suspect the slug is responding as if this is a courtship.

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mossy

Date

November 7, 2014

Description

Name that slug and in another post you can name that snail for me. What the heck are they doing?

The slug looks happy, maybe they are courting? I mean it does not look like the snail is eating the slug. It looks like they are both saying hello. I know that the slugs bits are under the mantle and not in the tail, but still I suspect the slug is responding as if this is a courtship.

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deer fern Blechnum spicant

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jenniferroman

Date

October 20, 2014 09:23 PM PDT

Description

Medium-sized, evergreen. 2 kinds of fronds, sterile and fertile.

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maidenhair ferns Genus Adiantum

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jenniferroman

Date

October 20, 2014 12:14 PM PDT

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water

Date

October 20, 2014 11:06 AM PDT

Description

Found at staircase on field trip to Olympic Peninsula. Very large with a droop at the top. Flat and scaly leaves. Didnt see the cones.

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True Mosses Class Bryopsida

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water

Date

October 20, 2014 11:18 AM PDT

Description

Found at staircase. Glossy and dingy hanging off of many trees. Obvious midrib on leaves.

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Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Pseudotsuga menziesii

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water

Date

October 20, 2014 11:05 AM PDT

Description

Found at head of staircase entrance and throughout. Erect top. Branches were droopy. Flat needles but pointy. Didnt see the cones.