Small, singular, bright yellow flower with a darkly colored pattern on the lower petal, 5 petals, bottom-most with the presence of a spur, leaves with serrate margins and cordate shape, larger near the bottom of the plat and smaller near the top, small plant,growing solitary close to the ground.
Very small, low growing plant, small, white flowers, 5 petals, slightly bilobed at tips, 2 sepals, deltoid leaves, slightly succulent, leaves arranged alternately up the stem, larger than the flowers which are singular and located at the tips of the stems
Drove up road N.F. 6024 to Barclay Lake Trail head, followed access road for maybe 3/4 of a mile, came to 2nd washout. Numerous clusters to be found appearing to grow out of soil but after investigating found clusters growing from decomposing wood, allover washout. Oysterlike but w/ more promenant stems, Clitopilus prunulus has decurrent gills and equal to tapering central or off center stems. It was one of first very cold days,after carrying back wet mushrooms I couldn't feel my hands, however when I got them in an inclosed space and after drying they are still stinky.
Happy little clusters of bitter Hypholoma fascilculare. Foundgroups of mature fleshy fungus, surrounding stump, after rains, dark inky brown spore print. Height at entirity 74mm, bitter taste, caps yellow darker pigmentation at center, ill green to yellow tone from dark spores, flesh firm, cream to yellow, close gills, adnated, smooth velvety damp fleshy surface of cap and stem, equal stem shape.
Cluster of Puffballs, Lycoperdon perlatum, possibly, found in grass near hardwood stumps near gravel driveway. Only a max of 2in tall, puffed olive-choclate brown sporecloud. Papery, rawhide texture of, spatulated sporocarp, tapered at base, light brown- olive brown exterior, darker, when fresh.
Small abandoned snail shell found at the base of Wild ginger plant.
In the last stop we saw Stinging Nettle, but here we saw Devil’s Club, another dangerous plant. Do not touch this plant because it will cause lots of irritation. The plant has broad wide leaves that are great for capturing any light on the forest floor. The plants vary from one to three feet talk. The thorns on the stalks are visible even from a distance.
We saw a few Forget-me-nots that have long slender leaves evenly split down the middle, long fuzzy stems and small blue flowers with yellow centers at the top. There were many in the area we went by, probably 30 at least.
One of the exciting finds on our trip was Wild ginger! This plant has a heart-shaped leaves, fuzzy stems and a small flower at the base of the plant. The fuzz on the stems is very soft to the touch. The leaves have a net shape veining technique, which I drew in my journal. The Wild ginger had a very distinct ginger smell to it if you broke a leaf, which I liked. It was intermixed with other small plants that had yellow flowers. We saw about 10-15 of these plants in one area. The flower at the base is a dark purple color and hollow in the middle. The three petals peel back towards the stem.
On some of these trees we found exoskeletons of Stone flies. These were a little bit creepy because they were so large (at least an inch). At times there were as many as three per every square foot on the tree.
Came across a large Douglas fir at least six feet in diameter. We identified it by the cones on the ground and the bark of the tree. I have never seen a Douglas fir this large before. I want to make a note that while the first tree we saw here was a Douglas fir, they were not very common in the area.