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mossy

Date

December 1, 2013

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mossy

Date

December 2, 2013

Description

Growing on a rock

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mossy

Date

December 9, 2013

Description

Growing on a rock near the lake.

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mossy

Date

December 9, 2013

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mossy

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December 1, 2013

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mossy

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December 9, 2013

Description

Yep

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kaitlyntexley

Date

December 3, 2013 09:18 AM PST

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mabfae

Date

November 4, 2013 11:14 AM HST

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mossy

Date

October 16, 2013

Description

No sporophytes but the dark green color gave it away as a dung moss.

On the Church Creek trail in the old road section.

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mossy

Date

September 10, 2013

Description

Above 4,500 feet in the Olympics

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salsify Genus Tragopogon

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mossy

Date

July 21, 2013

Place

Mount Tebo (Google, OSM)

Description

My first sighting of this in the Olympics.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 11:00 AM PDT

Description

Directions from Olympia:
101 North to 6 miles north of Shelton; left on Skokomish Valley Road (at State Fish Hatchery). Go 5.3 miles; right on Forest Service Road #23. Go 13.5 miles; right at fork on #2361. Go 3.4 miles; left at fork on #2361-600. Go 2 miles to the end of the road and the Church Creek Trail trailhead.

Pathfinder has broadly arrow-shaped leaves with wavy margins and most notably, silver undersides that will show you the way home after you've walked through a stand of it. Tall, thin, hairy flower stalks with loose clusters of tiny white composite flowers. Massed at the base of a big silver fir with Maianthemum, oak fern/Gymnocarpium dryopteris, Gallium spp., bunchberry/Cornus canadensis, foamflower/Tiarella trifoliata, rosy twisted stalk.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 04:15 PM PDT

Description

Like a smaller version of salal. Placed a salal leaf in the center of the photo for perspective. Starting at about 2500 feet elevation, the slope moderates and the timber species begin transitioning to those of higher elevations. Present are both western and mountain hemlocks, redcedar and yellow-cedar. The understory is primarily composed of huckleberries, V. membranaceum and V. ovalifolia, and beargrass, with plenty of other species tucked in and mosses covering every open space.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 04:30 PM PDT

Description

For directions see top entry of the day.

Growing about a small seep in an area of numerous seeps and rills that feed a stream about a hundred feet below. Associated with big huckleberry, devil's club, deer fern, violet, oak fern, foamflower, waterleaf, Sitka valerian, salmonberry, slender orchids. See entry for Gaultheria ovatifolia for a more detailed description of the habitat.

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club moss Genus Lycopodium

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 03:00 PM PDT

Description

For directions see top entry of the day.

Bright green, leafy-to the point of looking fuzzy-stems. The bushy photo shows mostly one stem, with lateral stems coming up and curling over that main stem. Deer fern, salal, red huckleberry, twinflower, and overhead a mass of Pacific yew/Taxus brevifolia that sweeps downslope.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 02:45 PM PDT

Description

For directions see the top entry of the day.

Growing on the lowest, shadiest bank of a steeply graded seasonal stream, no doubt impressive during spring melt but just dripping at this season. The thalli seem more round than Pojar's oblong ribbons, but otherwise...dark green and shiny. Check; 4-8 mm. Check; unbranched or in pairs. Check; wavy edges. Check; small blisters at midrib. Check. Oak ferns/Gymnocarpium dryopteris growing out of it. Wonder how the spores of the fern got into the mat of liverwort and found a purchase. Water I'd guess.

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Boykinia elata Boykinia occidentalis

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 01:00 PM PDT

Description

For directions see the top entry of the day.

A perennial saxifrage I'd never seen before. Distinctive heart-shaped leaves with deep pointy lobes and jagged margins, the leaves getting smaller as they go up the flower stems. Following Pojar's description, I could pick out with my hand lens the brown bristles like loose threads at the stipules, as well as the red glandular hairs of the flower stems. Flowers white, 5 petals, grouped near the top of the stems. Associated with deer fern, goatsbeard, vanilla leaf, devil's club.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 12:30 PM PDT

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A trailing evergreen bramble, snow bramble has very shiny leaves, the older ones dark green, the new growth bright green. Leaves in various combinations, either in three parts, merged to three lobes, or entire and heart-shaped. The whole plant prickly, even the ribs on the underside of the leaves. Associated with violet/Viola spp., deer fern, vanilla leaf, bunchberry, fool's huckleberry/Menziesia ferruginea, red huckleberry.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 11:45 AM PDT

Description

For directions see top entry of the day.

Leaves certainly do look like a smaller, rounder version of ginger/Asarum. Long cluster of alternating, nodding, cup-shaped flowers that darken white to pink to deep red from the centers to the tips of the petals. Chose this one at the edge of the trail for a photo because it was still in bloom. Others massed at the base of a big silver fir with mosses, bunchberry, red huckleberry, twinflower.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 11:30 AM PDT

Description

For directions see top entry of the day.

40 cm. tall. Flowers are more pale and green than the photo with flash captured. Following Pojar's description, I could pick out the inflated spurs of the topmost flowers, while the lower flowers had seed capsules. Mossy seep with maidenhair, deer, oak, and lady ferns. Overhead sapling red cedar and vine maple.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 11:15 AM PDT

Description

For directions see top entry of the day.

I tried to carve a little picture in this artist conk, but it seemed too "wet," no dark interior. They lay down annual rings like a tree, so I guess I have to wait until the spring growth has ripened. Mosses claimed the rest of this log but only rimmed this butt end.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 04:00 PM PDT

Description

Called Devil's matchstick. This almost made up for not finding a hornwort.

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mossy

Date

July 5, 2013

Description

A fun new one for the collection.

Growing at 3,500 feet next to a lake. It was growing on wood with Scapania and Riccardia. This was in a chilly little bowl.

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Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa

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mossy

Date

July 5, 2013

Description

She was lifting up pebbles to look for food under them.

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Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa) Aquilegia formosa

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mossy

Date

July 5, 2013

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mossy

Date

July 5, 2013

Description

marsh mallow?

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Henderson's shooting star Dodecatheon hendersonii

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mossy

Date

July 5, 2013

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mossy

Date

July 5, 2013

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mossy

Date

July 5, 2013

Description

It's the smaller liverwort in this picture. The bigger liverwort is conecephalum. I have found that when ever there is Conocephalem there is Pellia in the same patch.

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mossy

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July 5, 2013