W. Bleeding heart in my back yard.
-pinnately compound leaves
-According to Hitchcock & Cronquist: leaves are "spinulose-margined" (essentially spiny teeth)
-I suppose it's too early for berries
Found in a Safeway parking lot
-needles in fascicles of 2
-short, thick needles
-long, thin needles in fascicles of 5
-waxy upper surface of needles
-stomata on underside
-needles block the view of the twig from above
3 needles per fascicle
long, thick needles
surrounded by other pines
-pointy, conical buds are visable
-many cones underneath
-rivals the Thuja plicata as the biggest tree in the neighborhood
about a foot away from a Thuja plicata
looming over our mailbox
Growing in openings at forest edges.
Small, early flowering violet.
Western Trillium flowering in my garden.
Red flowering currant, one of our earliest flowering shrubs in western Washington.
the Western Hazelnut is monoecious with many male flowers in long catkins, and relatively few female flowers individually at nodes.
This is a male plant of this dioecious species.
Flowering stalks appearing before leaves.
Found at Bastyr University in gardens along east walkway
growing beneath shrubs on landscaping in parking lot of QFC
Found right next to each other. One in the flower bed, the other in the yard.
Growing on fallen tree. Covered in brown spores when wiped cap was shiny. Sprouting from nodular bulb strongly attached to log.
cap: light brown, convex, sticky
polypore: dark brown pores, not blue when pressed
stipe: 2-4 cm, wood appearance on outside. yellow fibrous on inside.
scent: musky soil
Found in Bothell Washington next to a small patch of grass on the side of the road. Under trees and next to amanita muscaria and many other varieties of mushrooms. Small mushrooms have a more convex cap and mature ones have more of a flat cap.
cap is flat when mature and button when immature
hymenium is free
stipe has a ring and volva
spore print is white
Found alongside a road in bothell outside a subway restaraunt in a patch of grass near trees and many other variety of mushrooms.