Archive for March, 2008

Woolly Mullein “Verbascum thapsus”

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Woolly Mullein “Verbascum thapsus” Snapdragon Family (Scrophulariaceae) Biennial, plant 4-6′ tall, leaves 6-15″ long and woolly, flowers yellow blooming all summer on tall stocks. Grows in disturbed areas throughout Or. & Wa. Often seen standings sentinel along the highway. Non-native.

Photo: Lolo Pass near ZigZag, Or. 8/04/05  ©  2005  mkellar

Flounder fishing in the bay

Friday, March 14th, 2008

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Indian Plum “Oemleria cerasiformis”

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Indian Plum “Oemleria cerasiformis” Rose Family (Rosaceae). Perennial, shrub 3-15′ tall, plants have either male flowers or female flowers, flowers greenish white or white, female plants have flowers with pistils, fragrance somewhat skunky, male plants have stamens, female plants produce edible plum colored berries and the birds and chipmunks are very quick to harvest them. Blooms in early spring along the forest edge from the Cascade Mts. to the coast.

Photo: Rainier, Or. 3/25/06    ©  2006  mkellar