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Observer

lisad22

Date

May 10, 2012

Description

Really pretty yellow hibiscus with a red center and both yellow and red stigma at the ends of the style.

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Common Bird's-foot-trefoil Lotus corniculatus

Observer

andymj

Date

May 29, 2012

Description

This bird's-foot trefoil was growing along the edge of the path that takes you out of the UBNA. It was in full bloom with brilliant yellow flowers in a unique crown-like design.

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Bittersweet Solanum dulcamara

Observer

andymj

Date

May 29, 2012

Description

There was a growth of bittersweet nightshade growing along the bank of the pond. It was in full flower, and the stems were a dark brown/purple.

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false dandelion Hypochaeris radicata

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

These dandelion-like plants were growing sparingly throughout the UBNA. Their stems were taller, more wirey, and more firm than that of a dandelion.

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small camas Camassia quamash

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

There was only one camas plant growing in the field. It looked to be old since the flowers were beginning to wilt.

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Nootka rose Rosa nutkana

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

There were quite a few of these wild rose plants growing near the train towards the beginning of the UBNA. They were mostly all flowering pink blooms, and some plants reached above five feet tall.

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lupines Genus Lupinus

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

There were several purple/blue lupines growing near the beginning of the Union Bay Natural Area. The weather was quite windy, and cloudy with occasional sun. The lupines looked like they were just beginning to bloom, since the flowers had not yet reached the top.

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forget-me-not Genus Myosotis

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

I am not sure if these are forget me nots but the flowers resemble forget-me-nots greatly even though they seem much smaller than usual.

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red clover Trifolium pratense

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

There were a few taller red clover growing amongst the white clover. Their stems were longer and the leaves spread farther apart on the stem. The blooms were also larger and the petals more abundant than the white clover.

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white clover Trifolium repens

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

There was a large patch of white clover growing in the grassy field. White clover loves to grow in disturbed areas, so the Union Bay Natural Area is perfect for it. There were lots of honey bees buzzing around the blooms gather nectar.

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Buttercups Genus Ranunculus

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

Towards the back part of the UBNA in the more woodsy section, there was a large abundance of blooming buttercups lining the trail and going back until they met the forest. They were growing thickly and about as tall as my knee.

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Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

This is a dead Queen Anne's Lace flower that is still standing in the field. It has a beautiful skeleton that resembles a firework.

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black medick Medicago lupulina

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

There were many of these small yellow flowers growing in patches amongst the clover in the open field near the entrance of the UBNA.

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Hybrid bluebell Hyacinthoides massartiana

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

I looked it up and apparently hybrid bluebells can be both blue and white.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Hyacinthoides massartiana

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chinese caps Euphorbia crenulata

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Really cool green flowers with only two petals. They looked like they were sitting on lily pads. They were probably planted since they were right next to planted bluebells infront of the building.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Euphorbia crenulata

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irises Genus Iris

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Really deep purple flower among really big but also regular size grass.

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Genus Iris

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Hybrid bluebell Hyacinthoides massartiana

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Planted along side the Music Library building by the stairs. I'm pretty sure this is a hybrid bluebell. It was between hybrid and spanish, but the hybrid bluebell's stamen looks more like the one I saw.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Hyacinthoides massartiana

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Common Dandelion Taraxacum officinale

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Seem many times around campus.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Taraxacum officinale

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Azalea Genus Rhododendron

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Purple flowers that looked like rhododendron flowers. They must've been in the latter part of their flowering season as many of them were already dead and shriveled.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Genus Rhododendron

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Cherry laurel Prunus laurocerasus

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Bush with very interesting "flowers." Not really sure what you would call those but I guess they do have petals and stamen.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Prunus laurocerasus

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Azalea Genus Rhododendron

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Planted blue flowering bush. Dark and light green leaves were firm. Almost all the flowers were in bloom and there were also some red berry-like things among the leaves.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Genus Rhododendron

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barberry Genus Berberis

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Very yellow cupped flowers in a bush of prickly and shiny green leaves.

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Berberis darwinii

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Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Tiny clusters of white flowers with yellow centers. It looks like it could be achillea but I'm not sure.

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Viburnum davidii

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Azalea Genus Rhododendron

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Tons of white budding flowers in this bush. They must just be in the beginning of their flowering season. Interestingly, the leaves of these buds looked very furry for flower leaves.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Genus Rhododendron

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siskiyou inside-out-flower Vancouveria chrysantha

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Saw these tiny yellow flowers coming out of a green and reddish bush that resembled salal. These could've been coming from a plant that was hidden by the green/red bush though.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Vancouveria chrysantha

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Heathers Family Ericaceae

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Tiny cupped white flowers in a bush of long dark green leaves. Possibly towards the end of its flowering season since many of these white flowers were dead or dying.

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Family Ericaceae

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Poppies Family Papaveraceae

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Really vibrant pink bleeding heart. I couldn't tell if this was planted or not because there was only one bleeding heart plant among other plants that didn't seem to be planted there either. Also, I was unsure since it is native to the pacific NW.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Dicentra formosa

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wood sorrel Genus Oxalis

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Small white flowers with pink/purple veins. They were placed sporadically throughout this clover bush.

lisad22 Project curator ID

Genus Oxalis

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Yellow Flag Iris pseudacorus

Observer

mhf5

Date

May 12, 2012 03:55 PM PDT

Description

Tall green stalk with one long tipped leaf. Yellow petals, 3 long outer petals with brown markings. 6 smaller inner petals with no markings. Growing next to a marsh with a variety of grasses an shrubs. Most of the other flowers of its kind have not bloomed yet.

mhf5 Project curator ID

Iris pseudacorus

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camellias Genus Camellia

Observer

lisad22

Date

May 9, 2012

Description

Flowering tree. Most of the flowers were lighter pink but this one was the darkest and prettiest. A lot of the flowers were actually dying or falling off so maybe this tree was getting towards the end of its flowering season (if it has a season).

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A comprehensive list of all native and invasive wild flowers found on the UW campus.

Mini mhf5 created this project on May 02, 2012
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