A really nice Lily found in Levensworth during our field trip.
Herb to 50cm, common in shrubby meadow.
Shrub to 1.5m, common on open rocky slope above quarry pit.
Tree to 4m; common on lightly wooded hillside above Leavenworth.
Mammal spine on the north side of Icicle Creek Canyon near Leavenworth, Washington.
This small lichen was found on some of the branches in the area.
This plant has very vibrant red flowers that are edible as well. This forb is native native to the region.
Slippery jack is typically associated with pines and douglas fir. It has a brown spore print. It has a pretty thick cap and stem.
We were able to catch an orange tip with the butterfly net.
Since it was so warm out that day (See Leavsonworth journal entry), there were many lizards sun bathing on the large dark boulders. This one was a male lizard that we caught. It seemed that he also had a few ticks on him.
This form is typically found in open meadow environments. It has broad leaves and and a long upward-growing stalk with a grouping of white flowers at the end.
This woody shrub was about 4 feet tall with broad leaves. It has a long cone-shaped grouping of flowers. It is native to the Pacific north west and can grow in pretty warm climates.
This plant has yellow flowers and shiny leaves. It was only about 2 feet tall.
(See Leavsonworth journal entry)
Yarrow was growing all over the meadows in the open and shaded areas of Leavenworth. I saw it dispersed along the hills on the way towards Mt as well. It is a fuzzy plant, with many tiny tiny leaves. I wonder what the advantage of such deeply riveted leaves might be.
These plants were consumed in moderation by Native Americans as a condiment with fresh greens, with similar health benefits to consuming garlic.
This male Western Fence Lizard was caught with a small string attached to a pole. The lizard is unable to notice this, as it thinks the string is a blade of grass.
This plant is toxic when eaten, and is close in relation to blue camus, a staple in Native American diet and culture.
More rugged in appearance than its cousin, dull oregon grape, with bright yellow clustered flowers that bloom in spring and purple fruits.
Small flowering plants in the Brassicaceae family, related to cabbage and mustard. Indigenous to Europe, with broad ranges extending into Asia and North America.
A fleshy plant with divided stems, and reddish brown globular flowers. Northwest Indians use the roots to make tea to treat lung diseases.
One of the first flowers to grow in spring, native to the lower coastal elevation of California.
Bright yellow flowers with arrow shaped leaves, known as the "Oregon Sunflower". Numerous tiny flowes (florets) make up each of the petals, giving the illusion of a ring of petals.
for context, please see Daily Account for Leavenworth, WA on 5/12. we saw a number of false solomon's seal plants at the base of the site. they were flowering (little white flowers) at the tip of the stalks, which were fairly long.