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Columbines School of Botanical Studies

Second Year Field Trip 4
Western Hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla Zone
Low-Elevation Western Cascades

April 27, 2008


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Herbalism

Uses of Thuja plicata
Innate vs. Acquired Immunity
Located, harvested, and processed Asarum caudatum
Located, harvested, and processed Thuja plicata

Ecology

Located Asarum caudatum by plant associations
Plant Associations in the Tsuga heterophylla Zone

Associations Visited

Riparian-Wet cliffs
Tsuga/Rhododendron/Gaultheria
Tsuga/Rhododendron/Berberis
Tsuga/Polystichum

Selected Plant List

These plants were not all flowering.

Locations:

Low Elevation Coniferous Woods and Riparian Zone 2000'

Polypodiaceae

Polystichum munitum Sword Fern

Liliaceae

Trillium ovatum Trillium No pick, Medicinal

Cupressaceae

Thuja plicata Western Red Cedar Medicinal

Aristolochiaceae

Asarum caudatum Wild Ginger Edible, Medicinal

Fagaceae

Castanopsis chrysophylla Chinquapin Edible

Ranunculaceae

Anemone lyallii Small Windflower Poison

Fumariaceae

Dicentra formosa Bleeding Hearts Poison, Medicinal

Crassulaceae

Sedum sp. Stonecrop Edible

Saxifragaceae

Heuchera micrantha Alum Root Medicinal
Saxifraga mertensiana Saxifrage Edible
Saxifraga sp. Saxifrage Edible
Tellima grandiflora Fringecup Edibility unknown

Rosaceae

Holodiscus discolor Oceanspray Edible
Rubus leucodermis Blackberry Edible, Medicinal

Violaceae

Viola sp. Violet Choice edible

Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

Lomatium utriculatum Spring Gold, Biscuit Root Edible

Ericaceae

Gaultheria shallon Salal Edible, Medicinal

Hydrophyllaceae

Hydrophyllum tenuipes Waterleaf Choice edible
Romanzoffia sp. Mistmaiden Edible

Scrophulariaceae

Penstemon sp. Penstemon Medicinal
Synthyris reniformis Snow Queen Edibility unknown

Valerianaceae

Valeriana scouleri Low-elevation Valerian Medicinal

Compositae (Asteraceae)

Petasites frigidus Western Coltsfoot Edible, Medicinal (PAs)

23 Plants Seen

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Second Year Field Trips
Trip 1/2-Trip 3-Trip 4-Trip 5-Trip 6-Trip 7-Trip 8-Trip 9/10-Trip 11/1213

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