Friday, June 28, 2013

blueberry blossom

Vaccinium uliginosum
Shaneinbaw mnt
June 23 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Northern Black Currant

Ribes hudsonianum
Grossulariaceae, gooseberry family
June 14 2013
Elfin Creek

June 16, 2014 i found a good patch of Ribes hudsonianum at Stony Creek
Black Currants

being alerted by the fragrance of their leaves when i walked through a patch.
elfin creek, May 30 2017

close to our property, May 30, 2017

Northern Gooseberry

May 26 almost blooming
blooming June2 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

juniperus horizontalis

I think these are the male cones of the Juniperus horizontalis
April 19, 2013
mendenhall subd.hillside

Sunday, March 17, 2013

juniperus communis

March 16, 2013
Up on the western sidehill of Kusawa lake.

Cody distinguishes  between two ssp of the Juniperus communis in the Yukon.
I cannot find that distinction elsewhere on the Internet . The Juniper communis an extremely varied species over the world.

I know believe what Cody distinquishes as the Juniperus communis ssp alpina, where he states the glaucous stomatal band is broader then the green margin.  ( which when you look it is) Elswhere on the Internet i can only find that what i am looking at is the Juniperus communis ssp depressa.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Geocaulon lividum
Santalaceae sandelwood family
Northern Comandra

August 2012
everywhere in the forest around here in Mendenhal subdivision

lividum - ? lead color, pale

also called dogberry, it is edible, but not palatable

June 29, 2016. in the forest here in mendenhall subd. I often see affected plants.
The Geocaulon lividum is a parasitic species, living on the roots of kinnikinnick or asters, that seems possible, see  the kinnikinnick in the picture. Yet upon reading here on the Internet, it links the yellow veins to Pine blister. which needs two hosts to live. As there are no pines around here, this seems implausible to me.