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Columbines School of Botanical Studies

Field Trip #1: Introduction to Low Elevation

April 11, 12, 15, 2008


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Forest Service Road Numbers: What do they mean?
Trillium ovatum Rap
Rare, Threatened, Endangered, Sensitive, and No Pick Plants
Harvesting wild plants is easy; it's not harvesting that's hard.
Eating wild foods
Tasted Acer macrophyllum, Oemlaria cerasiformis, Oxalis oregana, and Viola glabella

Botany

Plant Names: Family, Genus, Species, and Common
Four whorls of the flower
Asteraceae formally known as Compositae: flowers in heads
Violaceae: Two petals on top, three on the bottom
Ericaceae: Urn-shaped flowers

Low Elevation Coniferous Woods

Oregon Grape\Salal balance

Selected Flowering Plant List - Western Cascades

Locations:

Low elevation riparian zone and coniferous woods 1800', 1500', 1000', 800'
Snow blocks road at 1200'
Snowing at 1800' Tuesday

Liliaceae

Trillium ovatum Birth Root No Pick

Berberidaceae

Berberis nervosa Mountain Oregon Grape Edible, Medicinal

Saxifragaceae

Mitella ovalis Small Bishop's Cap Edibility Unknown

Rosaceae

Oemleria cerasiformis Osoberry Edible (Choice)
Rubus spectabilis Salmonberry Edible, Astringent

Oxalidaceae

Oxalis oregana Oxalis Edible (Choice)

Aceraceae

Acer macrophyllum Big leaf Maple Edible (Choice)

Violaceae

Viola glabella Woods Violet Edible (Choice)

Ericaceae

Vaccinium parvifolium Red Huckleberry Edible, Medicinal

Scrophulariaceae

Synthyris reniformis Snow Queen Edibility Unknown

Compositae (Asteraceae)

Petasites frigidus Western Coltsfoot Edible, Medicinal (PA's)

11 Flowering Plants Seen

Animal Interactions

Stellar's Jay
Deer scat

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