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Columbines School of Botanical Studies

Second Year Field Trip 1,2
Willamette Valley Floor and Coast Range

April 5, 6, 2008

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Botany Review
Keyed out: Trillium chloropetalum, Nemophila menziesii, Scoliopus hallii
Plant Zones of the Pacific Northwest
Uses of Polypodium glycyrrhiza, Urtica sp.
Urtica locating and harvesting
Harvested Wild edibles
Adrenocortical steroids, cortisone, Glycorhiza
Adrenergics, uses of Ephedra
IgE Mediated Histamine Responses

Selected Plant List

These plants were not all flowering.


Valley Floor 400'
Top of Butte 1500'?
Low Elevation Coast Range 600'


Polypodium glycyrrhiza Licorice Fern Edible, Medicinal
Polystichum munitum Sword Fern Ecologically important


Lysichiton americanum Skunk Cabbage +/- Edible


Allium sp. Onion Edible
Erythronium oregonum Fawn Lily No Pick, Edible
Lilium sp. Lily No Pick, Edible
Maianthemum dilatatum Wild Lily of the Valley
Scoliopus hallii Fetid Adder's Tongue
Smilacina stellata Small False Solomon's Seal Edible, Medicinal
Trillium chloropetalum Trillium No Pick - Medicinal
Trillium ovatum Trillium No pick - Medicinal


Sysrinchium douglasii Blue-eyed Grass Rare Lane County


Calypso bulbosa Calypso Orchid No pick
Listera cordata Twayblade


Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa Pine


Urtica sp. Stinging Nettle Edible, Medicinal, Fiber


Asarum caudatum Wild Ginger Spice, Medicinal


Rumex obtusifolius Bitter Dock Edible, Medicinal


Montia sibirica Candy Flower Choice Edible


Arenaria sp. Sandwort
Stellaria media Chickweed Edible


Berberis aquifolium Tall Oregon Grape Edible, Medicinal
Berberis nervosa Mountain Oregon grape Edible, Medicinal
Vancouveria hexandra Inside-out Flower Edible


Dicentra formosa Bleeding Heart Poison, Medicinal

Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)

Cardamine oligosperma Bittercress Edible
Cardamine pulcherrima/C. nuttallii Spring Beauty Edible
Draba sp. Cress Edible
Yellow unidentified mustard Poison


Heuchera micrantha Alum Root Medicinal
Lithophragma parviflora Ragged Starflower Edibility unknown
Tellima grandiflora Fringecup Edibility unknown


Ribes sanguineum Red Flowering Currant Edible


Fragaria sp. Wild Strawberry Choice edible, Medicinal Astringent
Geum macrophyllum Geum, Avens Astringent
Oemleria cerasiformis Osoberry Choice edible
Physocarpus capitatus Ninebark
Rosa sp. Wild Rose Edible, Medicinal
Rubus sp. Blackberry Choice edible, Medicinal Astringent
Rubus spectabilis Salmonberry Choice edible, Medicinal Astringent


Erodium cicutarium Storksbill Edible


Oxalis oregana Oxalis Choice Edible


Acer macrophyllum Big Leaf Maple Choice Edible


Viola glabella Woods Violet Choice edible
Viola nuttalli var. praemorsa Violet Choice edible
Viola sp. Violet Choice edible


Ilex aquifolium Holly

Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

Heracleum lanatum Cow Parsnip Medicinal
Lomatium utriculatum Spring Gold, Biscuit Root Edible
Osmorhiza chilensis Sweet Cicely Edible


Arbutus menziesii Madrone Edible, Astringent
Gaultheria shallon Salal Edible
Vaccinium parvifolium Huckleberry Edible, Medicinal


Dodecatheon hendersonii Shooting Star Edible


Hydrophyllum tenuipes Waterleaf Choice edible
Nemophila menziesii Baby Blue Eyes


Cynoglossum grande Hounds Tongue Medicinal (PA's)

Labiatae (Lamiaceae)

Lamium purpureum Red Dead Nettle Edible
Melissa officinalis Lemon Balm Medicinal


Digitalis purpurea Foxglove Poison, Medicinal
Mimulus alsinoides Baby Monkeyflower Edible


Gallium sp. Bedstraw, Cleavers Edible, Medicinal


Sambucus racemosa Red Elder Astringent, Diaphoretic

Compositae (Asteraceae)

Achillea millefolium Yarrow Medicinal
Bellis perennis Field Daisy Edible
Petasites frigidus Western Coltsfoot +/- Edible (PA's)

66 Plants Seen

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Second Year Field Trips
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