Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blue berry

Vaccinium uliginosum
Ericceae - Heath family

Along Moose-skull lake, North of Mendenhall subdivision
July 31 2009

Fire Tower Mountain, right above the tree-line, July 27 2009

The berry at least 1cm long.
Hmmmm i still think that there is more than one species of blueberries around here, this one just above the tree line.
This one in the photo definitely a crawling plant, very close to the ground.
According to the books the same species.

Vaccinium - It's Latin name
uliginosum - of wet or marshy areas

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


here, july 1 2009

Fragaria virginiana ssp glauca
Rosaceae, Rose family

photo taken at stony Creek on July 1
But the strawberries grow everywhere! Just the fruit best at Stony.

Fragaria? fragile or fragrance, maybe both?
virginiana - hmmm... you know i didn't study Latin or anything,
so does this mean from Virginia(State) or referring to virgin as in... pure?
glauca - sea green

Apparently, our only wild strawberry in the Yukon has leaves more blue-green than other species.