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.
Urban Bay Natural Area
white five petaled flower
produces a red raspberry like fruit
tree with curly branches
seen at the Urban Bay Natural Area
grown within a foot of the water