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.
A part of the rose family, this shrub has ovate, toothed leaves. They bloom white flowers during the months of June through August.
I found a Gary Oak near one of the trails at UBNA. It is shrublike and has wavy, dark lobed leaves.
The yellow pond lilies usually formed in clusters near the shore of Lake Washington. They have large oval shaped leaves with a fork at the end and have bright yellow flowers that bloom May through August.
I found many cattails during my visit to UBNA. They are usually found near marshes and ditches. Distinguished by their height, they have cylindrical brown tips.
Non-native to the area. The himalayan blackberry was found near the entrance of UBNA. It has thorns, is vine-like, and has white flowers that bloom. THere is an ongoing project to remove this species from the area.
The pacific madrone has brown/red bark and is particularly soft to the touch. Its leaves dark green its flowers look like small white bells.
I found scouring rush during my first visit out to UBNA. It is usually found near stream sides and ditches. It can be described as a hollow stalk with a spore cone on the top.
Bright yellow, these wildflowers have rosette leaves and hollow stems. Often seen as a pest, these wildflowers scattered the floor of much of the park.
This plant is an invasive species to the area. It typically has bright yellow flowers and grows near water.