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What

vine maple Acer circinatum

Observer

sgadber

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

In temperate rain forest associated with old growth large conifers. Palmately lobed leaves 10 cm across and therefore much smaller than the big leaf maple also found in this forest. Leaves are brilliant green with lighter underside, but turning yellow in this fall time. No samara present at this time. Slender branches.

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Observer

sgadber

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Single pointy, pinnate fronts up to a foot long, living epiphytic on large leaf maple in temperate rain forest. Rich green color in wet environment.

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What

maidenhair fern Adiantum pedatum

Observer

sgadber

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

In temperate rain forest in understory of old growth. Frond stalk a shiny smooth black in contrast to rich green pinnae. Palmately branched. Sori on toothed edge of pinnae underside.

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What

deer fern Blechnum spicant

Observer

ponyboy22

Date

October 20, 2014 12:07 PM PDT

Description

Found to the side of trail at Staircase National Park.
No visible sori, perhaps those fronds present were sterile. The fronds themselves were leathery to the touch and almost glossy. Stipes were purple-brown as described in the field guide, however looked as if they were dying.
I did not taste the frond or rhizome.

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What

Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

Observer

ivyilkay

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Common name: Rattle - snake Plantain

Circular arrangement of leaves.
dark green, thick
thick stripes in white resembling the veins, heaving along the midrib of leaf.

Found at Staircase, Olympic national park

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What

vanilla leaf Achlys triphylla

Observer

kelsiedmonds

Date

October 21, 2014 04:49 PM PDT

Description

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.

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Observer

trelam

Date

October 21, 2014 08:35 AM PDT

Description

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

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What

maidenhair ferns Genus Adiantum

Observer

rustyniknax

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

palmate fern, black stems. adiantum means "not-wetting" cuz water beads off the fronds

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What

glittering wood-moss Hylocomium splendens

Observer

rustyniknax

Date

October 20, 2014

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Square

Observer

rustyniknax

Date

October 20, 2014

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Observer

heatherrackley

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Pinnately compound with 9-19 toothed leaflets. Leaves arranged in a whorl.

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What

Usnea longissima Dolichousnea longissima

Observer

heatherrackley

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

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.

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What

Bracken Pteridium aquilinum

Observer

megan2

Date

October 20, 2014 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Bracken fern found at the staircase rapids in the Olympic national park. This fern is dormant in the winter which is why it is discolored.

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What

Grand Fir Abies grandis

Observer

trelam

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

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.

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Observer

trelam

Date

October 20, 2014 12:43 PM PDT

Description

Lavender, gilled mushrooms that are obviously immature.Not bigger than 76 mm tall with a 26 mm diameter cap. They have a bulbous base that is not a volva. Flesh is solid, fibrillose, and maroon- lavender. Base is significantly broader than the cap.

Habitat: Growing in the duff on a slope in an old growth conifer forest with Douglas-fir, western red cedar, and western hemlock.

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Observer

trelam

Date

October 20, 2014 12:21 PM PDT

Description

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.

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Observer

trelam

Date

October 20, 2014 12:15 PM PDT

Description

Small polypores that are bright yellow and covered in a whitish-gray, hardened film at the edge. Only 60 mm across, it is perhaps a young red-banded polypore.

Habitat: Growing on a conifer wood log in an old growth conifer forest with Douglas-fir, western red cedar, western hemlock, and occasional bigleaf maple.

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Observer

trelam

Date

October 20, 2014 12:13 PM PDT

Description

A creeping moss growing up the bark of a western red cedar. Leaves are pinnate and stems are long, thin strands.

Habitat

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Observer

trelam

Date

October 20, 2014 12:09 PM PDT

Description

A small yellow to brown gelatinous mass growing at the end of a cut log. The entire colony was only 50 mm in length.

Habitat: Old growth conifer forest with Douglas-fir, western red cedar and bigleaf maple.

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Observer

trelam

Date

October 20, 2014 12:05 PM PDT

Description

Weather: Misty, rainy, 60F, full overcast sky.

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Observer

trelam

Date

October 20, 2014 11:55 AM PDT

Description

A large, red mushroom that was half buried in duff and debris. This mushroom had no gills and no visible pores. It has a thick base with an upward curling cap. Flesh was white. This massive mushroom was 180 mm in length and 78 mm tall.

Habitat: Growing in the loam and duff of an old growth conifer forest.

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Observer

trelam

Date

October 20, 2014 11:49 AM PDT

Description

A bright yellow, gelatinous fungus that grows out of decaying wood. It was growing in a large colony with some space between waht appeared to be more mature versions of the same fungus. Longest spike found was 20 mm long.

Habitat: Old growth conifer forest with primary growth Douglas-fir, western red cedar, and bigleaf maples.

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Observer

trelam

Date

October 20, 2014 11:24 AM PDT

Description

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.

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Observer

hammett2

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Plants large, upright to ascending, coarse, up to 20 cm long, with irregular, widely spaced, once-pinnate branching; stems and branches without small, green filaments (paraphyllia); uppermost portion often curved to 1 side. Leaves are 3.5-5.0 mm long, egg-shaped with long, slender tips, spreading, somewhat pleated leaves; midribes strong, double; cells elongate and irregularly thickened throughout. Infrequent sporophytes, growing from the side of the stem; stalks long; capsules inclined, curved, smooth.

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Observer

hammett2

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

A large, loosely appressed leaf lichen; lobes broad, 10-25 mm wide; upper surface hairless, olive-green to pale or dark buish-grey, lacking cephalodia, often bearing brownish, tooth-like fruiting bodies (apothecia) on raised lobes along the lobe margins; lower surface whitish, cottony, bearing low, broad, brownish or blackish veins and long, slender holdfasts (rhizines).

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Observer

ivyilkay

Date

October 20, 2014 12:22 PM PDT

Description

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

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What

Snake wort

Observer

verniarose

Date

October 20, 2014 12:18 PM PDT

Description

Dichotomously branched near a stream

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What

Maidenhair fern Genus Adiantum

Observer

verniarose

Date

October 20, 2014 12:10 PM PDT

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Observer

verniarose

Date

October 20, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Description

Rainforest, olive green, flattened and wavy leaves, broadly lance shaped and sharply pointed, sporophytes with bright orange cacapsules

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Square

Observer

mossy

Date

September 20, 2014

Description

Found on rotting wood in an old growth forest. I'm really unsure of this ID.