This plant was found along the Union Bay Natural Area path, it was along the water side and there were several of them. The stem is light green with dark brown notches where the leaf-like branches grew from. The branches were thin and light green, looked almost like a firework explosion. I have never seen a plant like this before and was struggling to locate it in my field guide. Any help is much appreciated.
This blue flower was along the path in the Union Bay Natural Area, it was all over the place but I had a difficult time finding it in my field guide. Any help is much appreciated.
Very short stem with yellow flower. Very scarce.
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Fisheries Building
Yea, I miss the flower
Test photo for DDCSP.
pecking ground, eating ants
Sedges are ovaries and fruits enclosed in a membraneous sac. Also, "sedges have edges"!
There were also rushes within UBNA. Similar to grasses, rushes has 2 series of 3 scale like flora bracts that look like miniature brown lilies
With over 200 native species, there were many different types of grasses found within UBNA.
The lodgepole pine is a dense tree with conical buds. The bundle of needles come in two. This tree prefers sandy soils - I doubt it will last long in this type of habitat.
A part of the pine family, this tree is often found in lowland areas and mountain forests. The tree has huge needles that form in bundles of three.
A part of the honeysuckle family, this shrub has opposite, irregular lobed leaves. It's flowers are white and pink and usually bloom from May through August. They are found in lowlands and open forests.